Questions and Answers

What are Hominids?

  • Hominids: any of a family (Hominidae) of erect bipedal primate mammals that includes recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms and in some recent classifications the great apes (the orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee, and bonobo).

    “Hominid Definition & Meaning.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,

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How old are the Sites in the Gignos catalog?

  • The Gignos team is focused cataloging pre-historic sites older than 10,000 years before present (with a few exceptions).

Why doesn’t Gignos have more recent archaeological sites from Egypt, Rome or Greece?

  • We may extend the Gignos catalog one day to more modern archaeological sites, but for now the mission is focused on Human Origins.