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Re: Hominins (Was: Why grammar is so complex a subject)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, December 31, 2005, 18:06
Quoting caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>:

> --- In, Andreas Johansson <andjo@F...> wrote: > > > >Unfortunately, the term "hominid" does not have a single, agreed-on > >definition. > > Yes, unfortunate. > > Search Wikipedia for "hominin." There's a chart illustrating > (possible) descent lines. Interestingly, both humans and chimpanzees > are hominins!
Oh my. There's no end to the variant definitions, is there? In my experience, however, the particular definition Wikipedia gives is never used in palaeanthropology. Andreas