yr = year.
yrs = years.
myrs = million years.
ya = years ago.
kya = thousand years ago.
mya = million years ago.
BP = before present, taken as 1950.
Hs = Homo sapiens – our immediate archaic predecessors.
Hss = Homo sapiens sapiens – modern man, us.
He = Homo erectus – the species of man just prior to Hs.
Hn = Neanderthals.
OoA = Out of Africa, the dominant theory of the origin of modern humans.
OoE = Out of Eurasia, a theory of human origins put forth in this book.
Early man = Homo, but not Homo sapiens.
Archaic man = Homo sapiens, but not Homo sapiens sapiens. Modern man = Homo sapiens sapiens.
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1. Broadly, a “living thing” could be defined as a mechanism that uses matter and energy from its environment to make copies of itself, e.g. (Lin, 2006). Also see Chemoton Theory.