Latin hamites "with a hook", from hāmus "hook" plus -ites. Named by James Parkinson in Organic Remains of the Former World (1811), after the hook-like shape of the fossils.
Hamites Sentence Examples
More or less, absolute nudity among men is characteristic even of the Bahima (Hamites).
These Hamites brought with them a measure of Egyptian civilization, cattle, and the arts of metallurgy, pottery and other adjuncts to neolithic civilization.
The chief genera are Hamites, Baculites, Crioceras, Olcostephanus and certain Trigoniae.
In the northern zone this check is absent, and the number of more essentially pastoral peoples, such as the eastern Hamites, Masai, Dinka, Fula, &c., correspondingly greater.
Thus those qualities, physical and otherwise, in which the Bantu approach the Hamites gradually fade as we proceed westward through the Congo basin, while in the east, among the tribes to the west of Tanganyika and on the upper Zambezi, " transitional " forms of culture are found.