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Human evolution

Otherwise known as anthropogeny; anything of or relating to the study of the origin and evolution of Homo sapiens as a distinct species from other hominids, great apes and placental mammals.

Contributors in Human evolution

Human evolution

transcription factors (TFs)

Archaeology; Human evolution

Specific proteins that are required for the initiation of transcription by each of the three eukaryotic RNA polymerases. Each polymerase uses its own set of TFs.


Archaeology; Human evolution

The period of human history before the advent of writing.

uranium series dating

Archaeology; Human evolution

A dating method based on the radioactive decay of isotopes of uranium. It has proved particularly useful for the period before 50,000 years ago, which lies outside the time range of radiocarbon ...

human genome project

Archaeology; Human evolution

A project to obtain the sequence of the complete 3 billion (3 x 109) nucleotide pairs of the human genome, and to map all of the estimated 50,000 to 100,000 human genes.


Archaeology; Human evolution

An igneous rock consisting of coarse mineral grains scattered through a mixture of fine mineral grains.


Archaeology; Human evolution

In taxonomy, a statement of the characters that uniquely distinguish a taxon from other taxa.

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