Homo antecessor

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(taxonomy) A human species believed to be extinct and one of the most primitive. These hominids lived in Europe (between 1.2 million and 800,000 years ago). The species is believed to have a height ranging between 5.5 to 6 feet and brain about 1000 cm3 in volume.


This human species was discovered by Eudald Carbonell, Juan Luis Arsuaga and J. M. Bermúdez de Castro.