What is the difference between cro-magnons and Homo sapiens sapiens?
Cro-Magnon is an informal word once used to refer to people who lived alongside Neanderthals toward the end of the last ice age (around 35,000-10,000 years ago). The name came about because in 1868 parts of five skeletons were found in a cave by that name located in the Dordogne Valley of France.
Recently it has been considered that the physical dimensions of 'Cro-Magnon' are not sufficiently different enough from modern humans to warrant a separate designation. Essentially, we're a bunch of Cro-Magnons.
The differences between these early modern humans and us are slight and may be attributed to a different life style (hunting and gathering verses TV watching and video game playing). Some, though, insist there is a physical difference that indicates the Cro-Magnons are a really different people from us.
There is not enough bones to look at. There is not, at present (and maybe never) enough of a sample size to settle the argument.
ANSWER Modern man is Homo sapiens, sometimes referred to as Homo sapiens sapiens, to distinguish us from archaic Homo sapiens or possible subspecies of Homo sapiens, including Neanderthal man. Some African fossils that may be archaic Homo sapiens, are sometimes referred to as Homo sapiens rhodesiensis. Various speciments have been dated to between 200,000 and 400,000 years ago. The earliest modern Homo sapiens fossils have been dated to around 200,000 years ago. This has been…
Yes, our official scientific name is Homo Sapiens. We are sapiens of the Homo genus. Yes, according to Binomial nomenclature, humans are Homo sapiens. In the past there were humans who weren't Homo sapiens. They belonged to other species in genus Homo. Their gradual evolution led to Homo sapiens, that is us.
Okay, so humans are homo sapiens right? "Homo" is the genus "Sapiens" is the species No two organisms with the same genus can produce fertile off-spring, so a human couldn't mate with something else that was "Homo", but we could with something that was sapiens. That's why a mule is non-fertile- because horses and donkeys only share the same genus.
Homo sapiens are human beings. They are a species of primate that has 2 subspecies, Homo sapiens neanderthal (extinct) and Homo sapiens sapiens (us!). The Neanderthals lived over 10,000 years ago. Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the species of primate known as "humans." the scientific name for humans. Homo is our genus and sapiens our species.
Larger size, more upright and fluent motion, and more prominent forehead and less prominent brow are all major differences between Homo sapiens and other members of Homo. However, perhaps the most important contrast is the drastically increased cranial capacity of Homo sapiens, which is surpassed only by Homo neanderthalensis, which is extinct. Sapiens is also the only member of its genus that is not extinct.