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Homo sapiens idaltu

Definition
noun
An extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived 160,000 years ago in Ethiopia, Africa. The species show a mix of archaic and modern features based on archaeological records.
Supplement
The first remains of H.s. idaltu were recovered in Ethiopia in 1997.
Word origin: Latin homo (human being, man) + Saho-Afar idaltu (elder or first born)
Abbreviation: H. s. sapiens
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