The ape-man had realized a deep affection for Teeka's balu almost from the first, partly because the child belonged to Teeka, his first love, and partly for the little ape's own sake, and Tarzan's human longing for some sentient creature upon which to expend those natural affections of the soul which are inherent to all normal members of the GENUS HOMO
Summary: Homo erectus was the first member of our genus Homo
, and so was the first species of human
Orangutans are ancient creatures, as old as the very first members of our own genus Homo
boisei is not even from the genus Homo
is enough evidence that this proto-human was not directly a part of the lineage that led to our own species.
The earliest members of genus Homo
were surely bedeviled by blood-feeding arthropods, some of which doubtless carried zoonotic pathogens.
And yet, Homo sapiens managed to remain the only extant human species on the planet, leaving all other species of the genus Homo
We are animals, it said, of the genus Homo
, which split from Pan (chimpanzees) some seven million years ago and wandered through a hominin lineage that walked upright, made use of fire, lost its brow ridge and body hair, and at long last became us: members of the uniquely communicative, collaborative, and inventive species Homo sapiens sapiens--the doubly wise ones.
The new species is part of the genus Homo
, to which modern humans - Homo Sapiens - also belong.
Anthropologists long thought that our relatives in the genus Homo
-- the line leading directly to Homo sapiens -- were the first to craft such stone tools.
Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo
sediba and revised discussion of the earliest appearance of the genus Homo
, revised and updated interpretations of stone tool technologies of the earliest American immigrants, new molecular evidence and new fossil and archaeological discoveries, updated chapters on the human experience from the Ice Age to the earliest civilizations, more on Africa and East Asia in the discussion of the origins of agriculture and more on the recent contributions based on plant microfossil research and DNA analyses, an updated section on why civilizations formed, updated and shortened sections on Mesopotamia and Peru, and more on the earliest Chinese civilizations.
Fossil evidence of increases in cranial capacity and decreases in body size dimorphic indices across hominins suggest that many aspects of cooperation, in general, and paternal care, in particular, may have evolved with the genus Homo