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  • n. Plural form of hominin.


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  • Humans are part of a larger group of closely related human-like species, such as Neanderthals, called hominins.

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  • Berger and a team of experts examined fossils from the site, and in findings to be published in the prestigious periodical Science said they found the most complete hand on the species called hominins, the most complete, undistorted hip bone and well-preserved ankle bones.

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  • To sum up, all of the Homo and Australopithecus fossils can be called hominins, hominines, hominids, and hominoids and you’re not technically wrong, so don’t worry about it and stick your tongue out at anyone who says otherwise.

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  • Scientists who studied the ankle joints of ancient humans, known as "hominins", found they were terrible at climbing trees.


  • Scientists came to the conclusion after studying ankle joints from "hominins" dating back more than four million years.

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  • Lucy is the poster girl for her group of ancient hominins.

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  • Dividing the book into four often overlapping “levels of observation” — the genome, the nervous system, society, and culture — Konner assesses the development of the brain from the first vertebrates through the hominins, with their slow-growing, enormous, super-energetic brains.

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  • The physical strength of even earlier humans, or hominins, can likewise be estimated from what we know of our closest primate relatives.

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  • A handful of fossil species dating from 5 million to 28 million years old, mostly before chimpanzees split from hominins, showed signs of upright posture and bipedalism, but the evidence has been pretty flakey.

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  • Many archaeologists and anthropologists speculate that early hominins spoke to each other through song-like sounds that conveyed rhythmic, holographic, emotional messages.

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