Delson, Eric Lehman College and Graduate Center, The City University of New York; Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York.
Baab, Karen L. Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.
- Dating fossils
- Prehuman ancestry
- Identification of early hominins
- Miocene Hominini
- Pliocene hominins: the australopiths
- The rise of Homo
- Homo erectus
- Middle Pleistocene Homo
- Spread of modern humans
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
All prehistoric skeletal remains of humans that are archeologically earlier than the Neolithic (necessarily an imprecise limit), regardless of degree of mineralization or fossilization of bone, and regardless of whether the remains may be classed as Homo sapiens (anatomically modern humans) or a more ancient species. In this sense, the term humans is used broadly to mean all primates related to living people since the last common ancestor of people and African apes, thus all species currently included in the genera Homo, Australopithecus, Ardipithecus, and Paranthropus (and potentially others discussed below).
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