Title Fossils From Some of the Last Homo Erectus Hint at the End of the Long-Lived Species Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Smithsonian.com Media type Web Country United States Date 18/12/19 Description Homo erectus was a very successful early human, spreading across the ancient world and surviving Earth’s changing environments for nearly two million years—at least five times longer than our own species has been around. Now scientists may have pinpointed where and when Homo erectus made a final stand. The youngest known fossils of the long-lived species
were identified on the Indonesian island of Java, where a dozen skulls found before World War II have finally been definitively dated to between 108,000 and 117,000 years ago.
Producer/Author Brian Handwerk URL smithsonian.com Persons Kira Westaway