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Homo erectus

Palaeoanthropology
An extinct hominid of the genus Homo that lived from 1.8 to 1.3 million years ago (from the end of Pliocene to the later Pleistocene) in Africa, and spread to China and Java. H erectus had a less protruding face, a thick brow ridge and a larger cerebral cavity (±850 cc) than H habilis; H erectus may have been the first hominid to migrate out of Africa, spreading to Indonesia and China. Some believe that H erectus is the same as H ergaster and is the director ancestor of H heidelbergensis, H neanderthalensis and H sapiens.

Vox populi
See Closet, Glory hole

Homo erectus

see HEIDELBERG MAN.
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More fossil discoveries are needed to establish whether additional African Homo species existed alongside H.
The Dmanisi fossils maybe examples of a hominid species that evolved in western Asia, he says, but "a raft of evidence" from the brain case, teeth, limbs, hands and feet suggest that H.
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The new fossil exhibits other curious traits, such as a thin ridge of bone above the eye sockets rather than the pronounced bony crest associated with H.
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With the new specimen in hand, White and his coworkers compared 14 groups of H.