New Study Reveals Where Homo erectus Took Their Final Stand

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Between 117,000 and 108,000 years the end was nigh for the hominins we call Homo erectus .
They were the first of our ancestors to stand tall and walk upright, but even this ancient human
species could not keep going. New research shows the last known members of their group met
their fate in Central Java, Indonesia. So many years later, we are finally discovering more about
the end of their kind and it is all thanks to a bone bed found by a river.

Period18 Dec 2019

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  • TitleNew Study Reveals Where Homo erectus Took Their Final Stand
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAncient Origins
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date18/12/19
    DescriptionBetween 117,000 and 108,000 years the end was nigh for the hominins we call Homo erectus. They were the first of our ancestors to stand tall and walk upright, but even this ancient human species could not keep going. New research shows the last known members of their group met their fate in Central Java, Indonesia. So many years later, we are finally discovering more about the end of their kind and it is all thanks to a bone bed found by a river.
    Producer/AuthorAlicia McDermott
    URLhttps://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/homo-erectus-0013020
    PersonsKira Westaway