Zinjanthropus


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Zin·jan·thro·pus

 (zĭn-jăn′thrə-pəs, zĭn′jăn-thrō′pəs)
n.
An extinct hominin postulated from a skull found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, in 1959 and originally designated Zinjanthropus boisei by Louis S.B. Leakey. It was later renamed Paranthropus boisei.

[New Latin Zinjanthrōpus, former genus name : Arabic zinj, zanj, the peoples of East Africa, black Africans + Greek anthrōpos, human being.]
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zinjanthropus

(zɪnˈdʒænθrəpəs)
n
(Palaeontology) a type of australopithecine, Australopithecus boisei (formerly Zinjanthropus boisei), remains of which were discovered in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in 1959
[C20: New Latin, from Arabic Zinj East Africa + Greek anthrōpos man]
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Noun1.Zinjanthropus - genus to which Australopithecus boisei was formerly assigned
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
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A system that has allowed our minds to mindlessly accept statements like, 'it is a man's world.' We don't ask ourselves what kind of messages we are sending to our children with zinjanthropus statements like these ones.
Percussion marks, tooth marks, and experimental determinations of the timing of hominid and carnivore access to long bones at FLK Zinjanthropus, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
The date of the earliest skeletal remains, generally conceded "human," those of Zinjanthropus discovered in Olduvai Gorge, Tanganyika, was found to be 1,750,000 years.
Leakey also discovered the Zinjanthropus (Paranthropus, a genus of extinct hominins) skull.
--(1995): "Percussion marks, tooth marks and the experimental determinations of the timing of hominid and carnivore access to long bones at FLK Zinjanthropus, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania", Journal of Human Evolution, 29, pp.