Title First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Web Country Australia Date 19/12/19 Description The last known resting place of Homo erectus, one of the most successful human ancestors and the first to walk fully upright, has been traced to a floodplain near the longest river on the
Indonesian island of Java. A dozen partial skulls and two shinbones, discovered in a bonebed near the Solo river in the
1930s, but never reliably dated, have now been placed at between 108,000 and 117,000 years old after a comprehensive survey of the site.
Producer/Author Ian Sample Persons Kira Westaway