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Any of various primates of the tribe Hominini, including Australopithecus, other Pliocene and Pleistocene human relatives, and Homo sapiens, the only extant species. The hominins were formerly referred to as hominids.

[From New Latin Hominīnī, tribe name : Latin homō, homin-, human being, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + New Latin -īnī, suff. forming tribe names (from Latin īnī, pl. of īnus, n. suff.; see -ine).]

hom′i·nin′ adj.
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any primate of the tribe of hominids that includes modern man and his direct ancestors
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The earliest members of the hominin genus Australopithecus have remained poorly understood, because of the near-absence of cranial remains older than 3.5m years.
The earliest members of the hominin genus Australopithecus have remained poorly understood, because of the near absence of cranial remains older than 3.5 million years.
"Complex Nature of Hominin Dispersals: Ecogeographical and Climatic Evidence for Pre-Contact Craniofacial Variation"
Using additional information from reconstructed migration routes and fossil vegetation records, the researchers have proposed there was a mixing event in the vicinity of southern Asia between the modern humans and a group they have named "Extinct Hominin 1."
According to the Philippine Embassy in Canberra more than 90 people including students, professors, scientists, archaeologists and researchers of the Australian National University and members of the Filipino-Australian community attended and learned about the significance of this discovery in understanding hominin evolution in Southeast Asia.
A similar range of fossils was discovered at an archaeological site in the town in Georgia, the oldest hominin site outside Africa.
An international team of scientists performed the first systematic assessment of dental growth and development in an East Asian archaic hominin fossil that is known as the Xujiayao juvenile.
The "feat" wasn't just one event but the culmination of many years of painstaking work, research, and analysis, culminating in the publication of the results in Nature magazine of a cover article titled "Out of Asia: A newly discovered species of hominin from the Philippines," attributed to an international team including Filipino archeologists Armand Mijares, Eusebio Dizon, and Emil Robles.
"We can also obtain a rough estimate of the age of the hominin fossils at the Denisova Cave, but it is better to use other methods in order to date the fossils directly, because they are very small and isolated and could have been moved easily after the initial burial," she further added.
The study published in Nature Communications used Radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis and revealed that the only Pleistocene hominin fossil discovered in Mongolia, initially called Mongolanthropus, is in reality a modern human who lived approximately 34 - 35 thousand years ago.
IANS | New York Human ancestors played little to no role in driving mammal extinction in ancient African ecosystems, instead it is related to environmental change, say researchers overturning decades of thinking on ancient hominin impacts.