Homo

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'''''Homo''''' is the [[genus]] that includes modern humans (''[[Homo sapiens]]'') and their fossil relatives such as ''[[Homo erectus|H. erectus]]'', ''[[Homo habilis|H. habilis]]'' and Neandertal Man (''[[Homo neanderthalensis]]'').
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'''''Homo''''' is the [[genus]] that includes modern humans (''[[Homo sapiens]]'') and their fossil relatives such as ''[[Homo erectus|H. erectus]]'', ''[[Homo habilis|H. habilis]]'' and Neandertal Man (''[[Homo neanderthalensis]]'').  
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==Defining Characteristics==
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There are several characteristics of ''Homo'' which should be included. Including; a large, developed brain, a bipedal form of locomotion, and the abilities to make and use, stone tools. The former and latter originated around 2.6 Ma, while the middle originated around 6 Ma (in various early apes, such as [[Lucy]]). Homo has been able to adapt to a large variety of environments, perhaps aided by there versatility, diverse diet, and the ability to make of what's available in their environment. As seen in ''H. sapiens'' which has conquered the globe, or ''H. erectus'' whom had conquered the Old World.
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See dendrogram at [[Hominini]].
See dendrogram at [[Hominini]].

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