Homo erectus, was single, widespread species

Posted by Dale on Mar 21, 2002 at 10:29

A million-year-old Homo erectus skull found in Ethiopia indicates that this human ancestor was a single species scattered widely throughout Asia, Europe and Africa, not two separate species, according to an international group of scientists who discovered the skull in 1997.

Some archaeologists and anthropologists have argued that African and European populations were a different species, Homo ergaster, distinct from the strictly Asian Homo erectus.


Sorry, Mr. Man, but I had to do it because I thought it interesting. ;)

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