Prehistoric Scratchpad
Thought to be the direct predecessor to modern humans.

Heidelberg Man Web PagesEdit


  • Family Homonidae (Homonids)
    • Genus Homo (Homo) - The human genus.
      • Species Heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) -- Thought to be the direct predecessor to modern humans.
      • Species Neanderthal (Neanderthals) - The closest known extinct species to humans.
      • Species Sapiens (Modern Humans) - Anatomically modern humans.
      • Species Denisovans (Denisovans) - A species of humans in Asia that interbred with modern humans.

Heidelberg Man In the NewsEdit

Virtual Fossil Reveals Last Common Ancestor of Humans and Neanderthals (2015)Edit

Fossils from skeletons of humans, Neanderthals, and homo erectus were modeled to determine what the last common ancestor was.
See also Neanderthals, Modern Humans, Heidelberg Man, Human-Neanderthal Divergence

Homo Heidelbergensis was Only Slightly Taller than the Neanderthal (2012)Edit

Study on sizes of homonins shows remarkable stability over 2 MY until Homo Sapiens, slightly taller, came around.
See also Neanderthals, Heidelberg Man, Modern Humans, Sima de los Huesos
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