Title Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC news website Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 18/12/19 Description An ancient relative of modern humans survived into comparatively recent times in South East Asia, a new study has revealed. Homo erectus evolved around two million years ago, and was the first known human species to walk fully upright.
New dating evidence shows that it survived until just over 100,000 years ago on the Indonesian island of Java - long after it had vanished elsewhere. This means it was still around when our own species was walking the Earth.
Producer/Author Paul Rincon URL https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50827603 Persons Kira Westaway