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hominin | Definition, Characteristics, & Family Tree | Britannica.

hominin, any member of the zoological "tribe" Hominini (family Hominidae, order Primates), of which only one species exists today--Homo sapiens, or human beings. The term is used most often to refer to extinct members of the human lineage, some of which are now quite well known from fossil remains: H. neanderthalensis (the Neanderthals), H. erectus, H. habilis, and various ....


Renaissance | Definition, Meaning, History, Artists, Art, & Facts.

Renaissance, (French: "Rebirth") period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages and conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in Classical scholarship and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the ....


Ape - Wikipedia.

Apes (collectively Hominoidea / h ? m I ' n ?I d i. ? /) are a clade of Old World simians native to Africa and Southeast Asia, the other being its sister group Cercopithecidae, together forming the catarrhine clade.The New World monkeys diverged earlier from the old world stock of monkeys, by settling across the Atlantic ocean. They are distinguished from other primates by a wider ....


Java Man - Wikipedia.

Java Man (Homo erectus erectus, formerly also Anthropopithecus erectus, Pithecanthropus erectus) is an early human fossil discovered in 1891 and 1892 on the island of Java (Dutch East Indies, now part of Indonesia).Estimated to be between 700,000 and 2,000,000 years old, it was, at the time of its discovery, the oldest hominid fossils ever found, and it remains the type ....


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