Pre-agricultural times - 3 millions years  - 10.000 years

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The man from nowadays (Homo sapiens sapiens)

L'homme actuel
Bone skull
Origin unknown, date end of the 20th century
Acquisition from Sauramps médical, Montpellier,  Agropolis-Museum collections
© Agropolis-Museum

The man from Néanderthal and Homo sapiens sapiens does not belong to two different species but belongs to two varieties or sub-species of a single species. The denomination « sapiens sapiens » is only applied to men from nowadays or to fossiles known from the so-called upper-paleolithic age.


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