Where does the term Homo sapiens come from?
Homo sapiens is the species name designating modern humans and comes from Latin. Homo = man, sapiens = wise or knowledgeable.
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Homo sapiens are human beings. They are a species of primate thathas 2 subspecies, Homo sapiens neanderthal (extinct) and Homosapiens sapiens (us!). The Neanderthals lived ove…r 10,000 yearsago. Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the species ofprimate known as "humans." the scientific name for humans. Homo is our genus and sapiens our species.
It depends on whether you think Neandertals and modern humans were members of the same species, in which case it would be: Homo sapiens sapiens and Homo sapiens neanderthal…ensis (i.e., they were simply different SUB species) OR whether you think they were two separate species: Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis . Homo = our genus name 'sapiens' = is our species name. Note that you ALWAYS write the genus name with the species name because two species might have the same species name. For example, Pan paniscus and Ateles paniscus .
Honestly, no one knows. There are several competing theories, and it is possible that each is correct to some degree. We suspect that about 30,000 years ago, groups crossed B…eringia (the land bridge that existed across the Bering Straits. They followed herds possibly, down through present day Canada into the center of North America, and eventually spread to the rest of the western hemisphere. The problem with this are the sites in lower North America (the 15,000 year old Buttermilk Creek complex is one) and down the west coast of South America that appear to refute this. Most recently, human remains were located in a sea cave off the coast of Chile. Resting among the tool marked remains of mammoth, the location refutes more than one commonly accepted tenet of mainstream archaeology. New finds and better technology have helped to further better archaeology.
The current best theory of the origins of modern man point to western Africa as the place where first animals that can be called Homo Sapiens appeared. The earliest fossil t…hat has been classified as Sapiens was found in the valley of the Omo river in south-western Ethiopia and are dated at around 190,000 years old.
- 230,000 to 30,000 b.c.e
Africa is the original birthplace of Homo sapiens. It has been proved that the human race originated in Africa. A good short reference about the subject is "The Journey of Man…" by Spencer Wells.
It means same smart smart.
You have it. The term homo sapiens is latin and means a wise man. Homo=man. Sapiens= wise, judicious, thinking.
A thinking thinking human
Translated literally from the latin it meant "man wise wise" or wise wise man and it means man who knows - and knows that he knows - ie he has a sense of his own being. It is …what truly distinguishes us from other sentient beings.
spread throughout the world into every environment no matter how friendly or unfriendly it was. no other animal can do that.
I believe that you're talking about the early humans... because we're Homo sapiens. I don't think they did, but they may have had some sort of body language or starting to mak…e formations of the mouth then. I don't think actual language was created until after fire was discovered because of the mouth and brain formations along with when it all occured which wasn't long after the early humans came to be... In a scientific view. However in a religious view, the first humans (Adam and Eve) did have a language because they could speak to God in a verbal form.
They didn't. We, modern humans, are homo sapiens sapiens.
There ability is to make thin blades of antler and stone.