Homo erectus - updates

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Early humans in the Philippines 700,000 years ago – study

May 03, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Until now, the earliest confirmed evidence of hominins – the scientific term used to group modern and early humans – in the Philippines came from a single, 67,000-year old foot bone unearthed in the Sierra Madre Mountains

EARLY HUMANS. This handout image obtained from the French Museum of Natural History on May 2, 2018 shows an archaeologist at work at the site of an archaeological dig at Kalinga in the Philippines. AFP PHOTO / MNHN / Thomas INGICCO

Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found

Jun 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Two studies fill a huge gap in our understanding of these diminutive people whose tortuous evolutionary saga hit a dead end some 50 000 years ago

First humans out of Africa now in Manila

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:56 AM

The Homo erectus one of the first humans to have successfully settled outside Africa is the centerpiece of a new traveling exhibition

ANCESTOR. The skull of Homo erectus, found in Dmanisi, Georgia, part of the 'First Humans Out of Africa' exhibit currently at the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo by Shaira Panela

Ancient human ancestor may have persisted through Ice Age

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:42 AM

The partial femur though relatively young in age looks like the bones of far older species like Homo habilis and early Homo erectus that lived more than 1 5 million years ago

Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

Mar 05, 2015 - 11:24 AM

A piece of jawbone with teeth attached uncovered in Ethiopia is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo to which humans belong

A caravan moves across the Lee Adoyta region in the Ledi-Geraru project area near the early Homo site. Image courtesy Erin DiMaggio, Penn State

500,000-year-old zigzags on shell rewrites view of human history

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:21 AM

The zigzag scratching together with evidence that these shells were used as a tool should prompt a rethink about the mysterious early human called Homo erectus

The fossilized Pseudodon shell with the engraving made by Homo erectus. Image courtesy Wim Lustenhouwer/VU University Amsterdam

Skull discovery suggests early man was single species

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:17 AM

A well preserved 1 8 million year old skull brings new evidence that early man was a single species with many looks

HOMO ERECTUS. New evidence points to early man being a single species with an array of different looks. AFP PHOTO/GEORGIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM/HANDOUT

Ability to throw was key evolutionary step - study

Jun 27, 2013 - 1:44 PM

The shoulder may have been one of mankind s greatest evolutionary successes allowing us to kill prey by hurling spears or rocks

PITCHING IT. A study released June 26, 2013 says our shoulder may have been one of humankind's greatest evolutionary successes. In this file photo, New York Yankee pitcher David Phelps fires a second inning pitch during his game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle, Washington, USA on 09 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Dan Levine

Were 'hobbit' hominids island dwarfs?

Apr 17, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Was Homo floresiensis or the Man of Flores a separate species?