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TUKUL 3: Palaeoanthropology

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Hominids evolution

The word "hominid" refers to members of the family of humans, Hominidae, which consists of all species on our side of the last common ancestor of humans and living apes.

Hominids are included in the superfamily of all apes, the Hominoidea, the members of which are called hominoids. The time of the split between humans and living apes used to be thought to have occurred 15 to 20 Myr, or even up to 30 or 40 Myr.

The field of science which studies the human fossil record is known as Palaeoanthropology.

It is the intersection of the disciplines of paleontology (the study of ancient lifeforms) and anthropology (the study of humans).

 

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