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  • n. Any member of the tribe Hominini, the evolutionary group that includes modern humans and now-extinct bipedal relatives.


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  • This is scarcely a sigh on the scale of long-term hominin evolution, some six million years of transformation that is the main concern of the impressive David H. Koch H.ll of Origins, which opened this week at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural H.story.

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  • A hominin is a member of the tribe Hominini, a hominine is a member of the subfamily Homininae, a hominid is a member of the family Hominidae, and a hominoid is a member of the superfamily Hominoidea.

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  • The fossils - including the most complete hand known in an early hominin, which is missing only a few bones and belonged to the mature female specimen - showed its hand was capable of the strong grasping needed for tree-climbing, but that it also had a long thumb and short fingers.

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  • The extinct "hominin" (human-like creature) lived in Central Asia between 48,000 and 30,000 years ago.

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  • The discoverers of the 4. 4-million - year-old fossil proposed that she was a new kind of hominin, the family that includes humans and our ancestors but not the ancestors of other living apes.

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  • The scientists cannot say if the "hominin" was male or female, but adopted the name tag "X-woman" because the discovery was based on maternally inherited DNA.

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  • Textbook views that our "hominin" ancestors first evolved large brains and then tools "are just blown up," says paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood of News - Top Stories

  • He theorizes that it was Homo ergaster, an early hominin that lived 1.8 million years ago, that initially invented Hmmmmm.

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  • In all the interviews I have conducted with eyewitnesses, they describe what sounds like an ape rather than a hominin: long arms, massive shoulders, little neck, much body hair, short legs.

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