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Homo sapiens sapiens

Definition
noun
A subspecies of Homo sapiens where modern human beings belong and the only extant species of the Homo genus.
Supplement
Some of the early modern human remains found are the Cro-Magnon in Europe, Omo in south-western Ethiopia, and Skchul/Qafzeh hominids in Israel. These specimens are regarded as early modern humans because they still have some archaic features, such as prominent brow ridges and projecting face.
Word origin: Latin homo (human being, man) + sapiens (wise, sensible, judicious)
Abbreviation: H. s. sapiens

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