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Location & Time Period
1.8 million years ago, Homo Erectus originated in Africa. And then migrated to England, Georgia, India, Java and China.
The first hypothesis is that Homo Erectus migrated from Africa around 2 million years ago, and they dispersed throughout much of the Old World. This hypothesis states that there remais were found from 1.8 to 1 million years ago in different parts of the world including Indonesia, China, Vietnam.
Earliest fossils found dating 1.8 million years ago. Homo Erectus had the most completed fossils of Early Humans. The first fossils attributed to Homo Erectus were discovered by the Dutch, who began there search for ancient human bones on the island of Java in 1890.
The second hypothesis is that Homo Erectus evolved in Eurasia and then migrated to Africa. The species occupied a site called Dmanisi, in Georgia, from 1.85 million to 1.77 million years ago, at the same time the earliest evidence from this species in Africa were found.
Major Homo Erectus Fossils
Indonesia: Trinil 2
Eritrea: Buia Cranium
Republic of Georgia: Dmanisi Collection
What They Looked Like
Homo Erectus had large face, a thick skull, heavy jaw and receding foreheads. They were similar to modern day human size.
They were quite large in comparison to homo habilis.
Capacities & Skills
They were hunters/gatherers.
Able to construct tools (hand axes).
Discovered fire used to cook.
Used rafts to travel on water.
They knew more than 3 things to cook.
This species was very interesting for us to research. We found it very interesting how this species has a very low brain capacity yet it has similar body features as modern humans. We were also amused by their capacities to cook, use fire, and their ability to construct tools for them to hunt.
By: Isabella Mella