Last known appearance of Homo erectus dates back to 108,000-117,000 years ago: study

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In 1891, a Dutch army surgeon, Eugène Dubois announced that he has found a well-preserved skullcap at Trinil on the Solo River. The fossils had prominent brow ridges,
retreating forehead, and angled rear skull. After a few years, near where the skull was discovered, Dubois found a remarkably complete and modern-looking femur.
This bone was so similar to a modern human femur to the extent that made Dubois decided
that the individual to which it belonged must have walked erect, determining that the fossils he had found belong to “Homo erectus”, one of the direct ancestors of modern humans.

Period19 Dec 2019

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  • TitleLast known appearance of Homo erectus dates back to 108,000-117,000 years ago: study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDNE Science
    Media typeWeb
    CountryEgypt
    Date19/12/19
    DescriptionIn 1891, a Dutch army surgeon, Eugène Dubois announced that he has found a well-preserved skullcap at Trinil on the Solo River. The fossils had prominent brow ridges,
    retreating forehead, and angled rear skull. After a few years, near where the skull was discovered, Dubois found a remarkably complete and modern-looking femur.
    This bone was so similar to a modern human femur to the extent that made Dubois decided
    that the individual to which it belonged must have walked erect, determining that the fossils he had found belong to “Homo erectus”, one of the direct ancestors of modern humans.
    Producer/AuthorMohammed El-Said
    PersonsKira Westaway