Classifications

Homo erectus

Name:
Homo erectus
Parent:
Homo
Age:
0.23 - 0.78 Ma
Time periods:
Calabrian, Chibanian, Pleistocene
Cultures:
Oldowan
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Homo erectus

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Calvaria Sangiran II (D)

Calvaria Sangiran II (D)

Homo erectus is an extinct species of human with the earliest fossils originating from about 2 million years ago. Several human species, such as Homo heidelbergensis and Homo antecessor, with the former generally considered to have been the ancestor to Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans, appear to have evolved from Homo erectus. Homo erectus specimens are among the first recognizable members of the genus Homo. They  were the first human ancestor to spread throughout Europe and Asia, with a continental range extending from the Iberian Peninsula to islands in South East Asia. Homo erectus may also be ancestral to Homo floresiensis and possibly to Homo luzonensis. The last known population of H. erectus is the subspecies soloensis from Java, around 117,000–108,000 years ago.[1]

Sites

NameAge MinAge Max
Dmanisi17700001850000
LLK II (Olduvai Gorge)11000001200000
Nariokotome III (NK3)8000002600000
Olduvai Gorge (FLK I)4300002588000
Sangiran700000900000
Swartkrans8700002330000
Zhoukoudian Locality 1 230000780000

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Cited References

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    Homo erectus

    Wikipedia

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