What are Classifications and Taxonomies?
Zoological taxonomical classification is the system that humans have applied to the living world by assigning a hierarchical category to living organisms. As humans, we also apply that system to ourselves and the evolutionary predecessors to modern humans. Classifications in the context of the Gignos cataog are the categories of family, genus, species and subspecies that are applied to prehistoric archaeological specimens.
Classifications of prehistoric humans are often controversial topics that garner decades of debate and are frequently upended as new research is brought to light. At Gignos we will do our best to represent the current state of the known classifications and their hierarchies as best as we understand them. When we are unsure about a specific relationship of a classification to a specimen or site we will relate multiple classifications to those entities.
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