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Characteristics of Homo sapiens:

  1. Prominent chin and nose.
  2. Bipedal locomotion.
  3. Arms shorter than legs.
  4. Cranial Capacity – 1350-1450 c.c.
  5. Median fissure in upper lip.
  6. Hands capable of both power and precision grip.
  7. Face short due to regression of jaws and teeth.
  8. Relatively large sized brain developed more successfully.
  9. Prominent eye-brows.
  10. Slightly receding forehead.
  11. Use of speech as the medium of communication.
  12. Body not covered by thick hair as seen in ancestors.
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