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  Hominid Species
Homo habilis and all the australopithecines are found only in Africa, but erectus was wide-ranging, and has been found in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Homo antecessor was named in 1977 from fossils found at the Spanish cave site of Atapuerca, dated to at least 780,000 years ago, making them the oldest confirmed European hominids.
Homo floresiensis was discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/species.html   (3114 words)

  
  ScienceDaily: Homo (genus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo heidelbergensis -- Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the thought to be a direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe.
Homo erectus -- Homo erectus ("upright man") is a hominin species that is believed to be an ancestor of modern humans (with Homo heidelbergensis usually treated as an intermediary step).
Homo habilis -- Homo habilis ("handy man", "skillful person") is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2.5 million to 1.8 million years ago at the beginning of the Pleistocene.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/Homo_(genus)   (1494 words)

  
 Homo georgicus
Homo georgicus is a species of hominin that was suggested in 2002 to describe fossil skulls and jaws found in Dmanisi, Georgia in 1999 and 2001, which seem intermediate between Homo habilis and H.
At first, scientists thought they had found thirty or so skulls belonging to Homo ergaster, but size differences led them to consider erecting a new species, Homo georgicus, which would be the descendant of Homo habilis and ancestor of Asian Homo erectus.
In Georgia the specimens with a brain half the size compared to modern Homo sapiens were considered the smallest until the discovery of Homo floresiensis from the island of Flores.
www.danceage.com /biography/sdmc_Homo_georgicus   (417 words)

  
 Homo (genus) - Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo is the genus that includes modern humans and their close relatives.
Homo neanderthalensis, traditionally considered the last surviving relative, died out 30,000 years ago while recent evidence suggests that Homo floresiensis lived as recently as 12,000 years ago.
Through that species, Homo is next most closely related to the group of extinct species in the genera Paranthropus and Australopithecus, whose evolutionary branch split off from the proto-Homo line some 5 million years ago.
www.lumrix.com /help/index.php/Homo_(genus)   (379 words)

  
 Paleorama.com
Homo habilis is thought to be the ancestor of the lankier and more sophisticated, Homo ergaster, which in turn gave rise to the more human appearing species, Homo erectus.
Homo erectus would bear a striking resemblance to modern humans, but had a brain about 74 percent of the size of modern man. Its forehead is less sloping and the teeth are smaller.
Homo sapiens (Homo sapiens idaltu) in Ethiopia, Awash River, Herto village, practise mortuary rituals and butcher hippos.
www.paleorama.com /timelines/hEvolution.html   (2620 words)

  
 Fossil Hominids: Skull D2700
In a later paper, all these specimens were assigned to the new species Homo georgicus, using the fossil D2600 as a type specimen.
It has always been thought that the first hominid to leave Africa was Homo erectus (or ergaster), and that this had happened after erectus had attained the modern body shape and full adaptation to bipedality shown in the Turkana Boy fossil.
The largest, D2280, resembles but is a bit smaller (780 cc) than Homo erectus fossils such as the Turkana Boy and ER 3733.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/d2700.html   (1595 words)

  
 Hominid Chronology
This species evolved from either Homo rudolfensis or Homo habilis during an accelerated period of global cooling and drying that cleared more and more tropical rainforest from Africa and regularly created a desert in the northern half of the continent.
Homo erectus quickly spread further east to the emergent Sunda continental shelf off East Asia’s present south coast, before rising sea levels cut the shelf into a series of islands of which the modern Indonesian island of Java is the southernmost.
Homo erectus shared these bamboo forests with pigs, a type of elephant called Stegodon and the biggest primate that has ever lived: the giant vegetarian ape Gigantopithecus - a cousin of the earlier Ramapithecus.
www.history.kessler-web.co.uk /FeaturesAfrica/HominidChronology4.htm   (2097 words)

  
 Chronofile: BCE Hominidian_Species List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo habilis was short and had disproportionately long arms compared to modern humans, however it had a reduction in the protrusion in the face.
Homo erectus would bear a striking resemblance to modern humans, only having a brain about 75 percent of the size of that of a modern human's.
However, Homo erectus was almost the same size as modern humans, while these individuals are all remarkable for their small stature (less than 3.5 feet tall).
hometown.aol.com /eilatlog/chronofile/timeBCE-S2b-species.html   (7651 words)

  
 Species of Humans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo erectus (extinct): The "workman man" lived 1.85 to 0.1 mya lived in Africa, Asia, Indonesia; made advanced stone tools, hand-axes and cleavers, hunted, used fire, had a brain size of 750-1250 cc.
Homo georgicus (extinct): Lived 1.8 mya, intermediate between habilis and erectus.
Homo habilis (extinct): Lived 2-1.5 mya, name means "handy man or skillful person," made stone tools for scavenging meat off of carrion, about 1 m (3 feet) tall with long arms, a possible ancestor to H.
www.alysion.org /life/Homo.htm   (322 words)

  
 Toba Volcano, ch.5 - Human evolution
Homo sapiens is known as the "naked ape": at some stage in our evolutionary journey, our ancestors shed their fur, something none of the apes have done.
Nevertheless, its similarities with Homo erectus strongly suggest a phylogenetic connection, although its australopithecine-like brain/body size ratio and morphology of the femur and pelvis are not expected in a miniaturized descendant of a larger-bodied Homo erectus (which, instead, would be expected to scale allometrically along the ontogenetic curve predicted for Homo erectus).
Homo floresiensis was an obligatory biped, the thickness and proportion of the skull, shape of the teeth, flexion evident at the skull base, are all traits of the genus Homo.
www.andaman.org /BOOK/originals/Weber-Toba/ch5_bottleneck/textr5.htm   (8395 words)

  
 NOVA | scienceNOW | Little People of Flores: Ask the Expert | PBS
Homo erectus, on the other hand, is usually associated with more crudely made stone tools, but we have no erectus tools at the cave site (Liang Bua) for direct comparison.
By contrast, Homo floresiensis is an entirely new species of human, which differs in a great many ways from us, so the only similarity between other reports of "small folk" and Homo floresiensis is the short stature—there are almost no other points of agreement.
Homo sapiens and Homo floresiensis must have shared a common ancestor at some point in the past (as we are in the same genus), but this point in time is likely to have been two to three million years ago, maybe more, and in the African continent.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3209/01-ask.html   (5605 words)

  
 Paleoanthropology - CreationWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The oldest fossils of homo sapiens known in Europe.
Homo habilis = (Man with ability or handy man).
The name "handy man" is given because of the evidence of the use of constructed stone tools with this species.
creationwiki.org /index.php?title=Paleoanthropology   (825 words)

  
 Homme prehistorique. Homo Georgicus.En Images
Homo georgicus est en fait âgé de 1,81 millions d’années.
Homo georgicus se situerait à mi-chemin entre l’homo erectus, apparu en Afrique il y a deux millions d’années, et l’homo ergaster qui a quitté l’Afrique pour l’Eurasie il y a 1,7 million d’années.
Aux dires des chercheurs, Homo georgicus est le descendant d'Homo habilis, l'ancêtre du genre humain et le premier à avoir commencé à tailler les outils.
www.dinosoria.com /homo_georgicus.htm   (225 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo georgicus was discovered in 2001 in Dmanisi, Georgia and wasn't classified until 2002.
Homo georgicus is estimated to be about 1.8 million years old.
Having skull brain-case sizings ranging from 600 to 680 cubic centimeters, it is believed that this species is some intermediate between H. habilis and H. erectus.
www.as.wvu.edu /~kgarbutt/EvolutionPage/Studentsites/Homopage/HOMO_GEORGICUS.HTML   (112 words)

  
 Making Tree of Life Models
Homo antecessor, Homo cepranensis, Homo erectus, Homo ergaster, Homo floresiensis, Homo georgicus, Homo habilis, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo rudolfensis, and probably a few more yet to be discovered.
Many were "done in" in one way or another by other species of Homo in a process that lead to there being only a sole surviving member of the genus: Homo sapiens.
Homo floresiensis would almost be 40 cm, being only a couple of millimeters short of the present before going extinct, while Homo habilis would be a short branch terminating near the base.
www.alysion.org /life/tree.html   (2457 words)

  
 Homo habilis & Homo erectus, first stone tool users
Homo georgicus is another species, named in 2002, from fossils found in Dmanisi, Georgia, which seem intermediate between H.
Homo habilis is then not necessarily a direct ancestor of H. erectus as the existence of each species overlaps for at least 200,000 years.
Homo erectus used fire by 300,000 years ago, while ancient sites as old as 750,000 years in France and 1.4 million years in Kenya are more controversial (Parker, 1992), (Fletcher, 1994).
www.ecotao.com /holism/hu_habilis.htm   (5733 words)

  
 Facts: Homo erectus and Neanderthals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Linnaeus gave the binomial Homo sapiens as scientific name of man. For a while, Homo sapiens was one of a kind, the only creature in the genus Homo.
Turkana Boy's postcranial skeleton showed that Homo erectus' stature and posture was identical to modern humans, not bent and apelike as formerly supposed.
The ASC and PSC of Homo sapiens and Homo erectus were relatively larger than LSC, as an adaptation to bipedalism.
redrival.com /evolusi/humevol5.htm   (1791 words)

  
 Just Who is Homo Georgicus?
However, in a later paper, all these specimens were assigned to the new species Homo georgicus, using the fossil D2600 as a type specimen (Gabunia et al.
It has always been thought that the first hominid to leave Africa was Homo erectus, and that this had happened after erectus had attained the modern body shape and full adaptation to bipedalism shown in the Turkana Boy fossil.
Resembling as they do Homo erectus/Homo ergaster and Homo habilis, and containing a mixture of traits from all three species, it's hard to imagine a more convincing series of transitional fossils.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/FeaturesAfrica/HominidGeorgicus2.htm   (545 words)

  
 Homo georgicus - Wikipédia
Homo georgicus est un représentant fossile du genre Homo décrit en 2002 à partir des fossiles trouvés un an plus tôt à Dmanisi, dans le Caucase (République de Géorgie).
Homo georgicus présente des caractères intermédiaires entre Homo habilis africain et Homo erectus asiatique.
Homo georgicus est peut-être le premier représentant du genre Homo à avoir peuplé l'Europe, environ 800 000 ans avant Homo erectus.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homo_georgicus   (625 words)

  
 More hobbit bones found   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The researchers say they are now more convinced than ever that Homo floresiensis represents a distinct species and not some diseased individual of modern human (Homo sapiens) as some sceptics have suggested.
Zimmer speculates that instead of Homo floresiensis having evolved from Homo erectus (the mainstream theory), they might have evolved from early Homo sapiens, or from australopithecines.
In Dmanisi in Georgia in 2001 some fossils were found that are currently labelled Homo georgicus.
www.cabalamat.org /weblog/art_679.html   (631 words)

  
 Orbis Quintus » Blog Archive » Homo georgicus challenging aspects of ‘Out of Africa’ theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo georgicus challenging aspects of ‘Out of Africa’ theory">Homo georgicus challenging aspects of ‘Out of Africa’ theory
I’m not quite certain if Homo georgicus is a widely accepted species, but it’s used to describe a 1.8 million year old hominid fossil found in Dmanisi, Georgia.
Previous to Homo georgicus, there was a barrier of 1 million years ago of the first hominids to leave Africa.
orbis-quintus.net /blog/?p=927   (247 words)

  
 Human Evolution
Homo habilis lived from 2.4 until 1.5 million years ago, and closely resembles the australopithecines.
Homo erectus lived between 1.8 million and 300,000 years ago, and was probably the first hominid species to move out of Africa and colonise Europe and Asia.
Homo habilis was named for its association with the crude cobble tools of the Oldowan culture, and it's possible that Australopithecus garhi and one of the robust australopithecines, A.
www.sci.waikato.ac.nz /evolution/HumanEvolution.shtml   (9991 words)

  
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Data for Australopithecus and early Homo are from ref. 49.
Although neurological organization is at least as important as EQ in determining behavioural complexity, these data are consistent with H. floresiensis being the Pleistocene toolmaker at Liang Bua.
On a related point, the survival of H. floresiensis into the Late Pleistocene shows that the genus Homo is morphologically more varied and flexible in its adaptive responses than is generally recognized.
classweb.gmu.edu /nclc120/f04/alerts/Nature.H.flores.doc   (2994 words)

  
 Athena Review 4,1: Introduction to Homo erectus
Discovery of the first Homo erectus specimen in southeast Asia was directly inspired by the 19th century “missing link” concept of a bipedal “ape-man” who combined traits of today’s humans and apes (box 1, The Discovery of "Java Man" in 1891).
An even earlier Homo erectus fossil of a child’s skull was recovered by von Koenigswald in 1936 in the east Javan village of Perning near Mojokerto, 180 km east of Sangiran on the Brantus River.
Based on this recent dating, the earliest Homo erectus groups settled in Java by 1.8-1.6 mya around coastal deltaic swamps and lakes at the south end of the Sunda shelf, associated with the Sangiran formation and the Ci Saat fauna (including the large carnivore Panthera and bovids such as deer and hippopotami).
www.athenapub.com /13intro-he.htm   (6716 words)

  
 Biology II Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Homo neanderthalensis is often thought to be a "cousin" to modern man. Some think that Homo heidelbergensis may have been the common ancestor to both modern humans and Neanderthals.
Australopithecenes are considered to be the progenitors of the Homo genus.
Homo habilis is thought to be the first hominid to use simple tools.
www.tpsd.org /ths/sciences/b2humev.htm   (2433 words)

  
 Just Who is Homo Georgicus?
However, in a later paper, all these specimens were assigned to the new species Homo georgicus, using the fossil D2600 as a type specimen (Gabunia et al.
It has always been thought that the first hominid to leave Africa was Homo erectus, and that this had happened after erectus had attained the modern body shape and full adaptation to bipedalism shown in the Turkana Boy fossil.
Resembling as they do Homo erectus/Homo ergaster and Homo habilis, and containing a mixture of traits from all three species, it's hard to imagine a more convincing series of transitional fossils.
www.historyfiles.co.uk /FeaturesAfrica/HominidGeorgicus02.htm   (560 words)

  
 Reality show competition is old as the cave Chicago Sun-Times - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There used to be a lot of Homos in the world, but they killed each other off, froze to death or had sex with each other until they morphed into better tanners.
There were Homo erectus ("Java man"), Homo ergaster ("workman") and Homo georgicus ("Georgia man" -- Georgia as in crazy Joseph Stalin, not Georgia as in crazy Zell Miller).
It's important to remember the Homo lineage, because reality shows (or "game shows," to be more accurate) thrive on a trait that serves both evolution and extinction: competition.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20051213/ai_n15919471   (870 words)

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