For genus Homo
to pursue the production of energy is not an affront to nature; it is the continuation of an eons-long effort to vest life with the means of sustaining itself and perhaps ultimately of expanding into areas where spontaneous forces alone are not sufficient.
8-million-year-old partial jaw found in Ethiopia may represent the earliest known member of the genus Homo
While the hominids from the genus Homo
that evolved from australopithecines like the 3 million-year-old fossil Lucy-considered by many the matriarch of modern humans-were broadening their food choices, a short, upright hominid known as Paranthropus boisei that lived side by side with them in eastern Africa was diverging toward a more specific, C4 diet.
If rising IQ levels are mainly genetic, then some evolutionary force must be propelling genus Homo
in the direction of more DNA for brainpower.
Early members of the genus Homo
in Africa were probably pale skinned and spent a lot of time hunting and foraging in direct sunlight, Greaves asserts.
KNM-ER 60000 stands out as the most complete lower jaw of an early member of the genus Homo
Earliest occurrences and dispersions of the genus Homo
A surprising mix of apelike and humanlike features from head to toe supports a controversial contention that a 2-million-year-old member of the human evolutionary family gave rise to the genus Homo
Grove said such conditions would have favoured the evolution of adaptability that is a hallmark of the genus Homo
Australopithecus sediba should be considered as likely a candidate ancestor for the earliest members of the genus Homo
as any other presently available fossil specimens, and perhaps the best candidate," Berger says.
Berger believes Malapa may hold the key to one of the most significant, least understood chapters in the human evolutionary journey: the origin of the first species enough like us to be called human-a member of the genus Homo
A mix of apelike and humanlike features supports the controversial contention that a 2-million-year-old member of the human evolutionary family gave rise to the genus Homo
, an international team of researchers reports April 12 in Science.
Our analysis now clearly shows that the diet of both species of the genus Homo
was generally varied and was determined primarily by the eco-geographical conditions," says Dr.
Newly discovered face and jaw fossils show that at least two species of the human genus Homo
lived alongside each other in East Africa nearly 2 million years ago.
0 million years ago, hominins, almost certainly of the genus Homo
, lived in a wide range of habitats in East Africa, from open grassland to woodland and dry forest.