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Homo erectus

Homo erectus

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Homo erectus

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  1. Homo erectus

  2. Time Period of Existance • Homo erectus evolved in Africa around 1.8 million years ago. • Became extinct around .5 million years ago

  3. Locations of Species • Dig Sites in October 1891 • Trinil, Indonesia • China • Africa • Discovered by Eugene DuBois • Artifacts and bones can be found in: • Africa • Asia • Europe

  4. Physical Characteristics • Males were about 5’10” and Females were about 5’1” • Long gradually sloping foreheads, somewhat flat at the front and back. • Short wide faces with noses projected forward • Thick brow ledges • Believed to have experienced heavy physical exertion

  5. Similarities with us • Similar skeleton to modern man, also clearly heavily muscled like me. • Close to similar heights • Homo erectus humans look a lot like gorillas

  6. Works Cited • www.stanford.edu/~harryg/protected/chp22.htm • becominghuman.org/node/homo-erectus • archaeologyinfo.com/homo-erectus/