Despite the small brain, this new species is clearly part of the genus Homo
because of the way the skull is built," says Fred Spoor of University College London.
It combines ancestral features, like a primitive chin shape, with some traits found in later Homo
fossils, like teeth that are slimmer than the bulbous molars of Lucy's ilk.
it is sensible to assume that there was a single Homo
species at that time in Africa.
Experimental archaeologist Metin Eren, from the University of Exeter, said: "Our research disputes a major pillar holding up the long-held assumption Homo
sapiens were more advanced.
In a private exchange of correspondence, a colleague who has addressed the meaning of homo
economicus extensively in the German-language economics literature volunteered that indeed it might be traced to an early or mid-nineteenth century German writer who initiated its use in order to add more weight to the underlying concept.
Before the new finds came to light, most experts believed Homo
erectus in turn evolved from the more primitive Homo
Discovered on the remote island of Flores in Indonesia, Homo
floresiensis is an archaeological puzzle.
As the name implies, Homo
erectus walked upright, with head above shoulders, and could easily see above the tall grasses that characterized the landscape.
A key theme of the book is an anti-globalization slant that sees the policies and practices of such international trade and banking organizations as the IMF, World Bank and WTO inimical to the development of socially just societies, since they are largely driven by the narrow homo
economicus view of the world.
The discovery, published in the journal Nature, is surprising because Homo
erectus is the first human ancestor to show numerous modern human characteristics.
Erectus grew up more like the great apes which reach adulthood in just 11 or 12 years.
Pieces of a fossilized human skull found in northern Thailand have been confirmed to be the first discovery of Homo
erectus remains in Thailand, experts said Tuesday.
And in Bicentennial Man, Andrew (Robin Williams) is a household robot whose mis-wired circuitry provides him with a "heart" and enables him to grow into a person with more wit, grace, and humanity than most of the Homo
sapiens he encounters.
So let me offer some optional names for the homo
-homing box: Yamagaychi, Beanie Gaybies, Tickle Me Homo
, or Dirty Chatty Kathy.
1537) and in the Palazzo Pitti, but also in the Vienna Ecce Homo
and the Prado Allocution of Alfonso d'Avalos, in which Aretino is dressed up to play a part in the narrative.