Homo erectus arrived in Indonesia 300,000 years later than previously thought

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Homo erectus reached the Indonesian island of Java some 300,000 years later than many
researchers have assumed, a new study finds.
Analyzing volcanic material from sediment that had yielded H. erectus fossils at Java’s
Sangiran site shows that the extinct, humanlike hominids likely arrived on the island around
1.3 million years ago, scientists report in the Jan. 10 Science.

Period10 Jan 2020

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  • TitleHomo erectus arrived in Indonesia 300,000 years later than previously thought
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date10/01/20
    DescriptionHomo erectus reached the Indonesian island of Java some 300,000 years later than many
    researchers have assumed, a new study finds.
    Analyzing volcanic material from sediment that had yielded H. erectus fossils at Java’s
    Sangiran site shows that the extinct, humanlike hominids likely arrived on the island around
    1.3 million years ago, scientists report in the Jan. 10 Science.
    Producer/AuthorBruce Bower
    URLhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-erectus-came-indonesia-300000-years-later-than-once-thought
    PersonsKira Westaway