Recent Examples of hominid from the Web
As Gina Kolta reports for The New York Times, a new study documents a method to extract and sequence fragments of hominid DNA from samples of cave dirt.
So are these elephants and hominids still separate species?
The highlight, naturally, is Lucy — the Australopithecine hominid that made an enormous splash when her partial skeleton was discovered in eastern Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray.
Leakey’s mission, as carried out by Goodall, was to chart the linkages between the great apes and early hominids, and some of the most moving sequences in the film depict Goodall’s wonderment at the evolutionary connectedness of ape and human.
Reducing food to a powder that can be mixed and drunk undermines millennia of evolution and culture and removes one of the fundamental differences between humans and other animals, even other hominids.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Researchers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History have discovered many impressive species around the world, from dinosaurs to Lucy the early hominid.
Already, their results support a more nuanced understanding of our ancient hominid cousins.
The discovery, and research done on a cave full of 15 skeletons nearby, strongly suggests the little hominids were much less ancient than previously thought.
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Origin and Etymology of hominid
First Known Use: circa 1889See Words from the same year
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