Researchers determine age for last known settlement by a direct ancestor to modern humans

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Homo erectus, one of modern humans' direct ancestors, was a wandering bunch.
After the species dispersed from Africa about two million years ago, it colonized the
ancient world, which included Asia and possibly Europe.
But about 400,000 years ago, Homo erectus essentially vanished. The lone exception was a spot called Ngandong, on the Indonesian island of Java. But scientists were unable to agree on a precise time period for the site -- until now.

Period18 Dec 2019

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  • TitleResearchers determine age for last known settlement by a direct ancestor to modern humans
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScienceDaily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date18/12/19
    DescriptionHomo erectus, one of modern humans' direct ancestors, was a wandering bunch. After the species dispersed from Africa about two million years ago, it colonized the ancient world, which included Asia and possibly Europe. But about 400,000 years ago, Homo erectus essentially vanished. The lone exception was a spot called Ngandong, on the Indonesian island of Java. But scientists were unable to agree on a precise time period for the site -- until now.
    Producer/AuthorRichard Lewis
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191218153527.htm#:~:text=An international team of researchers,found and the surrounding lands…
    PersonsKira Westaway
  • TitleResearchers determine age for last known settlement by a direct ancestor to modern humans
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPHYS ORG
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date18/12/19
    DescriptionHomo erectus, one of modern humans' direct ancestors, was a wandering bunch. After the species
    dispersed from Africa about two million years ago, it colonized the ancient world, which included
    Asia and possibly Europe.
    But about 400,000 years ago, Homo erectus essentially vanished. The lone exception was a spot
    called Ngandong, on the Indonesian island of Java. But scientists were unable to agree on a
    precise time period for the site—until now
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2019-12-age-settlement-ancestor-modern-humans.html
    PersonsKira Westaway, Russell L. Ciochon