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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Andreas Johansson <andjo@F...> wrote:
> >Unfortunately, the term "hominid" does not have a single, agreed-on
> 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.