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homo British & World English

A homosexual man

Homo British & World English

The genus of primates of which modern humans (Homo sapiens) are the present-day representatives

Homo in Australopithecus British & World English

A fossil bipedal primate with both apelike and human characteristics, found in Pliocene and Lower Pleistocene deposits (circa 4 million to 1 million years old) in Africa

Homo in Homo British & World English

The genus of primates of which modern humans (Homo sapiens) are the present-day representatives

Homo in human British & World English

Of or belonging to the genus Homo

Homo in Lucy British & World English

The nickname of a partial female skeleton of a fossil hominid found in Ethiopia in 1974, about 3.2 million years old and 1.2 m (4 ft) in height

Ecce Homo British & World English

A painting of Christ wearing the crown of thorns

Ecce Homo New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

painting of Christ wearing the crown of thorns

Homo sapiens British & World English

The primate species to which modern humans belong; humans regarded as a species

Homo sapiens New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

species to which modern humans belong

homoerotic British & World English

Concerning or arousing sexual desire centred on a person of the same sex

Homo erectus in Heidelberg man British & World English

A fossil hominid of the early middle Pleistocene period, identified by only a jawbone found near Heidelberg in 1907

Homo sapiens in Homo British & World English

The genus of primates of which modern humans (Homo sapiens) are the present-day representatives

Homo sapiens in human being British & World English

A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance

Homo erectus in Java man British & World English

A fossil hominid of the Middle Pleistocene period, whose remains were found in Java in 1891

Homo habilis in Leakey British & World English

A family of eminent Kenyan archaeologists and anthropologists. Louis (Seymour Bazett) (1903–72) pioneered the investigation of human origins in East Africa. He began excavations at Olduvai Gorge and together with Mary discovered the remains of early hominids and their implements, including Australopithecus or Zinjanthropus boisei in 1959. His British-born wife Mary (Douglas) (1913–96) discovered Homo habilis and Homo erectus at Olduvai in 1960. Their son Richard (Erskine) (b.1944) was director of the Kenya Wildlife Service 1989–94

Homo erectus in Leakey British & World English

A family of eminent Kenyan archaeologists and anthropologists. Louis (Seymour Bazett) (1903–72) pioneered the investigation of human origins in East Africa. He began excavations at Olduvai Gorge and together with Mary discovered the remains of early hominids and their implements, including Australopithecus or Zinjanthropus boisei in 1959. His British-born wife Mary (Douglas) (1913–96) discovered Homo habilis and Homo erectus at Olduvai in 1960. Their son Richard (Erskine) (b.1944) was director of the Kenya Wildlife Service 1989–94

Homo habilis in Oldowan British & World English

Relating to or denoting an early Lower Palaeolithic culture of Africa, dated to about 2.0-1.5 million years ago. It is characterized by primitive stone tools that are associated chiefly with Homo habilis

Homo sapiens in Palaeolithic British & World English

Relating to or denoting the early phase of the Stone Age, lasting about 2.5 million years, when primitive stone implements were used

Homo erectus in Peking man British & World English

A fossil hominid of the middle Pleistocene period, identified from remains found near Beijing in 1926

Homo habilis in Pliocene British & World English

Relating to or denoting the last epoch of the Tertiary period, between the Miocene and Pleistocene epochs

Homo sapiens in sapient British & World English

Relating to the human species (Homo sapiens)

Homo sapiens in species British & World English

A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g. Homo sapiens

Homo heidelbergensis in Boxgrove man British & World English

A fossil hominid of the Middle Pleistocene period, whose fragmentary remains were found at Boxgrove near Chichester, SE England, in 1993 and 1995. Dated (controversially) to about 500,000 years ago, it is one of the earliest known humans in Europe

Homo neanderthalensis in Neanderthal British & World English

An extinct species of human that was widely distributed in ice-age Europe between circa 120,000 and 35,000 years ago, with a receding forehead and prominent brow ridges. The Neanderthals were associated with the Mousterian flint industry of the Middle Palaeolithic

Homo sapiens sapiens in nominate British & World English

Denoting a race or subspecies which is given the same epithet as the species to which it belongs, e.g. Homo sapiens sapiens


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