Scientists determine age of youngest known Homo erectus remains

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Scientists say they have finally calculated the age of the youngest known
remains of Homo erectus, which is generally considered an ancestor of our species.
The fossilized skull fragments and other bones were uncovered on the Indonesian island of
Java in the 1930s. Determining their age has been a scientific challenge, and a wide range hasĀ been proposed by numerous studies

Period18 Dec 2019

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  • TitleScientists determine age of youngest known Homo erectus remains
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSci-Tech - The Associated Press
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date18/12/19
    DescriptionScientists say they have finally calculated the age of the youngest known remains of Homo erectus, which is generally considered an ancestor of our species. The fossilized skull fragments and other bones were uncovered on the Indonesian island of Java in the 1930s. Determining their age has been a scientific challenge, and a wide range has been proposed by numerous studies
    Producer/AuthorMalcolm Ritter
    PersonsKira Westaway