Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Human ancestry

Modern man (Homo sapiens) is the only surviving species of the "Homo genus.
Here's the list of species that belongs to our genus(all except homo sapiens are already extinct).
Click link to get more info from Wikipedia.

Homo habilis (Handy Man)
Homo rudolfensis (Rudolf Man)
Homo ergaster (Working Man)
Homo erectus (Upright Man)
Homo floresiensis (Flores Man — discovered 2003)
Homo antecessor (Predecessor Man)
Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man)
Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthal Man)
Homo rhodesiensis (Rhodesia Man)
Homo cepranensis (Ceprano Man)
Homo georgicus (Georgia Man)
Homo sapiens
Homo sapiens idaltu (elderly wise man — discovered 1997)
Homo sapiens sapiens (Wise Man; modern humans)

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