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joe asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 1 month ago

how recently did the last hominid go extinct?

there are many species of hominid, but only one is still extant. anatomically modern humans, homo sapien. how long ago did the last other hominid go extinct, and what was it? 

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  • Ray
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Gray Bold answered it, our last cousins died in the Quaternary extinction, most modern humans also died out in that extinction event as did a lot of animals around the globe. Truly sad, we missed such fascinating species by just a few thousand years. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

     Probably around & during the last global ice age zxjqfkvw

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


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  • 1 month ago

    The Red Deer Cave people are a prehistoric archaic human population. Fossils dated to the Bølling-Allerød warming, between about 14,500 to c. 11,500 years ago, were found in Red Deer Cave, Yunnan Province, in Southwest China.

    The fossils exhibit a mix of archaic and modern features and are tentatively thought to represent a late survival of an archaic human species, or of a hybrid population of Denisovan hominin and modern human descent, or alternatively just "robust early modern humans, probably with affinities to modern Melanesians".

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Neanderthals - 30,000 years ago.

    Denisovans were still around 80,000 years ago.

    Homo erectus was still around until 140,000 years ago.

    edit: I forgot about the hobbits! Yeah, they were still around until 12,000 years ago. Not sure how distantly related they are to Homo sapiens. There's a dispute if they were miniaturized Homo erectus or australopithecines.

  • 1 month ago

    They would have been assimilated into homo sapien.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Neanderthals were still around when modern humans entered Europe about 40,000 years ago. The latest Neanderthal remains were found in caves in Gibraltar. Estimates of when Neanderthals became extinct vary. The Gibraltar Neanderthals were dated to about 25,000 years ago traditionally, but a new scientific paper published recently claims that they died out much earlier, 40,000 years ago. I think the newly published date needs to be confirmed by further testing, because it is based on a "new radiocarbon dating technique."  New techniques are not time tested and may not be reliable. There is definitely evidence that modern humans coexisted with Neanderthals because a Neanderthal fossil was found with a fatal wound made by a thrown spear and Neanderthals do not throw spears. They instead use heavy wooden sticks to stab animals at close range.  Recent experiments show that the Neanderthals' spears can only be thrown a distance of 65 feet by world class javelin throwers. These athletes OTOH can throw a lighter javelin almost 300ft. That is a huge difference. That means modern humans could have killed Neanderthals from a football field away, but Neanderthals would not be able to fight back from the same distance.  It seems to be fashionable for some scientists to claim that Neanderthals were a lot more like us than previously theorized and that they did not become extinct because they were inferior to us but that they died out because of other reasons (such as climate) than competition with modern humans.

  • H. floresiensis is my guess. Lived up until maybe 15k yrs ago. Perhaps even closer to modern times.

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