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ho muh nid

  • n  a primate of the family Hominidae
  • s  characterizing the family Hominidae, which includes Homo sapiens as well as extinct species of manlike creatures

  • A detailed scientific study of the Laetoli hominid fossils confirmed that they belonged to a new hominid species, best represented by the 3.
  • Paleoanthropologists uncover the remains of a strapping hominid The find initially seemed unimpressive.
  • But which side of the chimp-hominid split Orrorin occupies can be determined only by further analyses and new finds.
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  • The Hunt for the Prehistoric Roots of Cancer
    When you search the archives for the first known case of human cancer you come across the story of a prehistoric hominid called Kanam Man. The only remains that have been found of this relative of Homo sapiens is a petrified jawbone, and inside the curve of the tooth line is a large lump that many scientists believe to be osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. The Kanam jaw, discovered in Kenya in ...
    June 24, 2013 - Discover

  • Zeresenay Alemseged in Xinhua
    The finding is the most complete hominid skeleton ever found in the world,Zeresenay Alemseged, head of the Paleoanthropological Research Team, told a news conference.
  • Haile Selassie in BBC News
    The discovery of 12 early hominid fossil specimens estimated to be between 3.8 and 4 million years old will be important in terms of understanding the early phases of human evolution before Lucy,Yohannes Haile Selassie told a news conference.
  • William Saletan in WEBCommentary
    Saletan writes, "Imagine that: a hominid brain network you can treat like a lab animal because it is a lab animal."

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