So far we have unearthed fossil evidence from more than 20 different human-like species, known as hominins, who are more closely related to humans than any of the apes alive today.     Meet some of our oldest relatives below and discover what insights they can provide about our own evolution.

So far we have unearthed fossil evidence from more than 20 different human-like species, known as hominins, who are more closely related to humans than any of the apes alive today. Meet some of our oldest relatives below and discover what insights they can provide about our own evolution.

ancient human Skeleton of a Homo heidelbergensis from Sima de los Huesos,

400,000-Year-Old Hominin DNA Throws Everything We Know About Human Evolution Into Disarray

ancient human Skeleton of a Homo heidelbergensis from Sima de los Huesos,

HOMO HEIDELBERGENSIS: Entre Homo antecessor, una especie poco conocida basada en fósiles de las colinas de Atapuerca, en España, y los linajes Sapiens y Neanderthalensis existió una especie con fósiles en Europa desde hace medio millón de años, y en África un poco más tempranamente, que presenta carácteres intermedios entre H. Erectus / Ergaster y H. Sapiens.

HOMO HEIDELBERGENSIS: Entre Homo antecessor, una especie poco conocida basada en fósiles de las colinas de Atapuerca, en España, y los linajes Sapiens y Neanderthalensis existió una especie con fósiles en Europa desde hace medio millón de años, y en África un poco más tempranamente, que presenta carácteres intermedios entre H. Erectus / Ergaster y H. Sapiens.

The researchers have found that Homo heidelbergensis was only slightly taller than the Neanderthal (SINC / José Antonio Peñas)

The researchers have found that Homo heidelbergensis was only slightly taller than the Neanderthal (SINC / José Antonio Peñas)

Schöninger Speere: first evidence of the active hunt by Homo heidelbergensis. eight wooden throwing spears dated as being more than 300,000 years old.

Schöninger Speere: first evidence of the active hunt by Homo heidelbergensis. eight wooden throwing spears dated as being more than 300,000 years old.

Homo heidelbergensis by Petr Modlitba

Homo heidelbergensis by Petr Modlitba

Homo heidelbergensis - forensic facial reconstruction - Homo heidelbergensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Homo heidelbergensis - forensic facial reconstruction - Homo heidelbergensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-heidelbergensis

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-heidelbergensis

Category:Homo heidelbergensis - Wikimedia Commons

Category:Homo heidelbergensis - Wikimedia Commons

Heidelberg Man thought to be the progenitor of Neanderthals.  Primative language, use of red paint and buried their dead.  First sign of spirituality.  In the scheme of our other lesser developed hominids it did not last very long. Lived between600,000 and 400,000 years ago

Heidelberg Man thought to be the progenitor of Neanderthals. Primative language, use of red paint and buried their dead. First sign of spirituality. In the scheme of our other lesser developed hominids it did not last very long. Lived between600,000 and 400,000 years ago

Homo heidelbergensis lived around 600,000 to 250,000 years ago. They were distinctly human in physique and behaviour and evidence suggests these ancient people were accomplished tool makers and could skillfully butcher large animals.

Homo heidelbergensis lived around 600,000 to 250,000 years ago. They were distinctly human in physique and behaviour and evidence suggests these ancient people were accomplished tool makers and could skillfully butcher large animals.

Between 300,000 and 400,000 years ago, Homo heidelbergensis by B. Petry

Between 300,000 and 400,000 years ago, Homo heidelbergensis by B. Petry

Homo heidelbergensis es una especie extinta del género Homo, que surgió hace más de 600 000 años y perduró al menos hasta hace 200 000 años Eran individuos altos que tenían 1,80 m de estatura y muy fuertes (llegarían a 105 kg), de grandes cráneos que median 1350 cm³, muy aplanados con relación a los del hombre actual, con mandíbulas salientes y gran abertura nasal

Homo heidelbergensis es una especie extinta del género Homo, que surgió hace más de 600 000 años y perduró al menos hasta hace 200 000 años Eran individuos altos que tenían 1,80 m de estatura y muy fuertes (llegarían a 105 kg), de grandes cráneos que median 1350 cm³, muy aplanados con relación a los del hombre actual, con mandíbulas salientes y gran abertura nasal

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