Dictionary » H » Homo sapiens sapiens

Homo sapiens sapiens

Definition

noun

A subspecies of Homo sapiens where modern human beings belong and the only extant species of the Homo genus.


Supplement

Some of the early modern human remains found are the Cro-Magnon in Europe, Omo in south-western Ethiopia, and Skchul/Qafzeh hominids in Israel. These specimens are regarded as early modern humans because they still have some archaic features, such as prominent brow ridges and projecting face.


Word origin: Latin homo (human being, man) + sapiens (wise, sensible, judicious)

Abbreviation: H. s. sapiens

Also called:

See also:


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: human brain size

... around 30.000 years ago the human brain used to be bigger in size (with Homo neanderthalensis having the biggest brain size. Since then the average ... might have a larger volume of brain, I think the brain of Homo sapiens would have been larger proportionally to body size. What is also ...

See entire post
by Semisane
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human brain size
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... Where should we be living? For years I have been pondering about Homo Sapiens natural habitat. This includes all aspects from lifestyle to nutrition to sun exposure, ...

See entire post
by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 8978

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... to have occurred in any complex trait like intelligence. If we look at Homo sapiens and Neanderthals we see the beginnings of a genetic split about a half million years ...

See entire post
by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 332662

Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory

... flaws causing contradictions to arise, such as DNA evidence suggesting Homo sapiens interbreeding with Homo neanderthalensis and Homo erectus . The flaws in the Multi-regional ...

See entire post
by sympallopatric
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:03 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory
Replies: 2
Views: 3310

Re:

The gene flow we are aware of, is between homo sapiens and Neaderthals, right? I don't know. I haven't learned about Homo evolution yet. The idea is ...

See entire post
by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 17831
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 09:52, 5 October 2010. This page has been accessed 10,354 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link