Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Later Archaic Group

Forms of Homo sapiens ssp. or late Homo sp. that postdate Homo erectus but generally antedate AMHs; dates for archaics range from about 400 kya to 32 kya; archaics possessed a nearly human-sized brain but retained certain primitive features of the skull such as a lower cranial height and a mosaic of other primitive and derived features. Includes Dali, Ngandong, and Omo II. Aka younger archaic group.

Cf. anteneandertal.

See earlier archaic group.

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