Hominin vs. Hominid-Are they the same?

Join me on this week’s episode of PaleoFridays at 2pm PST!

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Lee Berger’s Article: https://worldofpaleoanthropologyhome.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/document.pdf

“So, what’s in a name? The classification debate is not just a debate for the purist; it cuts to the core of our understanding of humanity’s place in nature and our evolutionary relationships with our closest living relatives. All hominins are hominids, but not all hominids are hominins.”

What is a Hominin? What is a Hominid? 

Are they the same thing? In this week’s episode, we will be discussing just what these two taxonomical terms are, why they are essential, and why they get mixed up. 

Hopefully, by the end of this video, you will have a better understanding of the two terms and why they may not be interchangeable. 

I will admit I did have a little trouble with this video, so if it’s not the most informative, let me know, and I will remake it! 


Published by sethchagi

I am a Paleoanthropology Student, so far with two degrees, in Anthropology and Human Behavioral Science, pursuing my B.A and then my PhD I love to read (like a lot) and write, I love my family, and I adore anthropology! Remember, never stop exploring and never stop learning! There is always more to learn!

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