Title Earliest known skull of Homo erectus unearthed by Australian-led team Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 3/04/20 Description The earliest known skull of Homo erectus has been unearthed by an Australian-led team of
researchers who have dated the fossil at two million years old, showing the first of our
ancestors existed up to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The lead researcher Prof Andy Herries said the skull was pieced together from more than 150
fragments uncovered at the Drimolen Main Quarry, located about 40km north of Johannesburg
in South Africa. It was likely aged between two and three years old when it died.
Producer/Author Melissa Davey URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/03/earliest-known-skull-of-homo-erectus-unearthed-by-australian-led-team Persons KE Westaway