The last days of Homo erectus; Anthropologists may have found the last H. erectus group to succumb to extinction.

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Skulls from central Java may come from the last surviving population of Homo erectus, suggests a new study dating the fossil bed and the surrounding landscape. The population's death roughly coincides with dramatic changes in the environment, which may have caused the species' extinction long before the first Homo sapiens reached Southeast Asia.

Period19 Dec 2019

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  • TitleThe last days of Homo erectus
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletArs Technica
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date19/12/19
    DescriptionSkulls from central Java may come from the last surviving population of Homo erectus, suggests a new study dating the fossil bed and the surrounding landscape. The population's death roughly coincides with dramatic changes in the environment, which may have caused the species' extinction long before the first Homo sapiens reached Southeast Asia.
    Producer/AuthorKiona N. Smith
    PersonsKira Westaway