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  Wikinfo | Homo erectus
Homo erectus is a hominid species that is believed to be an ancestor of modern humans.
Homo erectus had a brain about 74 percent of the size of modern man. These early humans were tall and on average stood about 5 feet, 10 inches.
Homo erectus (along with Homo ergaster) was probably the first early human to fit squarely into the category of a hunter and predator and not as prey for larger animals.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Homo_erectus   (451 words)

 Creationist Arguments: Homo erectus
Gish (1985) suggests that many erectus fossils would have been attributed to Neandertal Man were it not for their supposed age, and hence probably also considers the erectus morphology, like that of the Neandertals, to be caused by disease.
One Homo erectus specimen, the Turkana Boy, is recognized by Gish as human.
From a purely cladistic outlook, Homo erectus should be sunk, since species originating through anagenesis (ie, without branching) are not recognized as separate species according to the criteria of phylogenetic systematics.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/a_erectus.html   (1718 words)

 Homo erectus - Leakey Ancestors
He named his discovery Pithecanthropus erectus believing that the specimens represented a human ancestor that was too primitive to be included in the genus Homo.
Another Homo erectus cranial character is the 'occipital bun', the distinct bun-shaped protrusion at the back of the skull.
New dates suggest that Homo erectus reached Java sometime between 1.8 and 1.6 million years ago, and a Homo erectus mandible from Dmanisi in the Georgian Republic is believed to be of a similar age.
www.inhandmuseum.com /LA/erectus/ErectusFrame.html   (672 words)

 Homo erectus
Homo erectus is one of several species of Homo generally recognized by most experts.
Homo erectus has thick vault bones, the area over the eye sockets protrude quite prominently into the supraorbital (brow) ridges, the occipital region of the skull has a horizontal ridge known as the occipital torus, and the area along the sagital suture is raised into a low keel, called a sagital keel.
Homo erectus is credited with one of the biggest cultural events in history - the use of fire.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Lab/8932/erectus.html   (608 words)

 Darwinism Refuted.com
As the name implies, Homo erectus means "man who walks upright." Evolutionists have had to separate these fossils from earlier ones by adding the qualification of "erectness," because all the available Homo erectus fossils are straight to an extent not observed in any of the australopithecines or so-called Homo Habilis specimens.
The primary reason for evolutionists' defining Homo erectus as "primitive" is the cranial capacity of its skull (900-1,100 cc), which is smaller than the average modern man, and its thick eyebrow projections.
Homo erectus 'S SAILING CULTURE "Ancient mariners: Early humans were much smarter than we suspected" According to this article in the March 14, 1998, issue of New Scientist, the people that evolutionists call Homo erectus were sailing 700,000 years ago.
www.darwinismrefuted.com /origin_of_man_05.html   (1162 words)

 Homo Erectus
Homo erectus as currently defined from Asia would be one species which became extinct in the last half million years.
The problem of defining Homo erectus is that it is viewed at present as a grade of human evolution intermediate between the small-brained early Pleistocene hominids and the large brained Homo sapiens.
In other words, the Asian Homo erectus population appears to be evolutionarily separated from those hominids of a similar grade in Africa, and eventually became extinct.
www.stanford.edu /~harryg/protected/chp22.htm   (1005 words)

 AllRefer.com - Homo erectus (Human Evolution) - Encyclopedia
Homo erectus is thought to have evolved in Africa from H.
erectus was significantly more complex than that of its predecessors, including Achuelian stone tools (see Paleolithic), a variety of tools fashioned from wood and other perishable materials, the use of fire, and seasonally occupied, oval-shaped huts.
erectus populations occupied these sites seasonally, while pursuing an annual subsistence cycle based on a combination of big-game hunting and the gathering of shellfish and plant foods.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/Homoerec.html   (448 words)

 Early Human Evolution:  Homo ergaster and erectus
Homo erectus were very successful in creating cultural technologies that allowed them to adapt to new environmental opportunities.
Homo erectus was a very successful human species, lasting at least 1.5 million years, though their numbers apparently remained relatively low.
Homo erectus teeth were generally intermediate between modern humans and the australopithecines in shape and size.
anthro.palomar.edu /homo/homo_2.htm   (2422 words)

 Homo erectus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first findings of Homo erectus fossils were made in the late 19th and early 20th century in Indonesia and China.
Homo erectus then became the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens by a gradual worldwide (excluding the Americas and Australia) evolutionary transformation of all populations of Homo erectus.
The second hypothesis is referred to as the "Out of Africa Model" and believes that that it was not a gradual worldwide change that led to the evolutionary transformation of populations of Homo erectus, but a speciation event in a single population in Africa, which then spread throughout the Old World and replaced established populations.
www.geocities.com /palaeoanthropology/Herectus.html   (493 words)

 Homo erectus
Accordingly, erectus is one of the better-known members of genus Homo, especially in terms of its well-established place in paleoanthropology.
Others believe that the material previously attributed to erectus should be split into several different taxons: Asian and later African material remaining as erectus (with erectus not contributing to modern humans), early African material as ergaster, and European material as heidelbergensis.
Homo erectus (or the various species which may be subsumed under that appellation) are extremely important in the study of modern human origins.
www.archaeologyinfo.com /homoerectus.htm   (2344 words)

 ScienceDaily: Ethiopian Fossil Skull Indicates Homo Erectus Was Single, Widespread Species 1 Million Years Ago
The new Homo erectus fossils were discovered in the Middle Awash region of the Afar Rift in eastern Ethiopia, which has been the source of many fossil human ancestors, ranging from half a million years old to more than 6 million years old.
Homo erectus -- Homo erectus ("upright man") is a hominin species that is believed to be an ancestor of modern humans (with Homo heidelbergensis usually treated as an intermediary step).
Homo habilis -- Homo habilis ("handy man", "skillful person") is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2.5 million to 1.8 million years ago at the beginning of the Pleistocene.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2002/03/020325080853.htm   (2538 words)

 Homo erectus 'to' modern man: evolution or human variability?
erectus forms are still on the 'road' from ape to human, the morphological distinctions between all human-type forms are insufficient to justify a separate species classification for erectus - that is, that all post-habiline forms (erectus, archaic and modern sapiens plus the Neanderthals), could be subsumed into a single species -H.
The erectus skull ER 3733 shows a marked jump up to 66°, indicating that all the previous ancestors had ape-faces and no progression is seen through the australopithecines and 'habilis.' The angle of two habiline specimens is exactly the same as that of africanus and boisei.
They point to the mix of sapiens and erectus features in the two recently discovered Chinese fossil skulls which virtually proves that erectus and sapiens are members of the same species and the taxon Homo erectus should be laid to rest.
www.answersingenesis.org /tj/v8/i1/erectus.asp   (7034 words)

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Homo erectus developed in Africa and then about one million B.P. migrated out into Europe, mainland Asia, and SE Asia.
Homo erectus developed in Africa and then about one million B.P. migrated out into Europe, Asia, and SE Asia.
The Multiregional hypothesis (Wolpoff) posits that the entire Homo Erectus gene pool contributed to the gene pool of modern humans.
www.lycos.com /info/homo-erectus--africa.html   (525 words)

 Homo erectus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first species to migrate from Africa during the Pleistocene glacial period was Homo erectus.
Characteristics of Homo erectus are a brain capacity of 800 - 1300 cc, a large face and thick skull, brow ridges and a forehead that recedes.
Homo erectus, according to some studies, made use of fire and occupied caves.
hannover.park.org /Canada/Museum/man/erectus.html   (142 words)

 Human Ancestors Hall: Homo erectus
The dentition of Homo erectus is nearly identical to modern humans, although the cheek teeth do remain larger, and the mandible is generally more robust.
The species Homo erectus is thought to have diverged from Homo ergaster populations roughly 1.6 million years ago, and then spread into Asia.
This would mean that at least one population of Homo erectus in Java was a contemporary of modern humans (Homo sapiens).
www.mnh.si.edu /anthro/humanorigins/ha/erec.html   (359 words)

 Homo erectus - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Homo erectus, extinct species of hominid that ranged widely over Africa and Asia and flourished from just before the beginning of the Pleistocene...
Through the time of Homo erectus certain trends in human evolution continued.
The brain sizes of early Homo erectus fossils overlap with those of...
au.encarta.msn.com /Homo_erectus.html   (137 words)

 Homo ergaster
As a general rule of thumb, one can consider most attributed ergaster specimens to be early erectus geographically confined to Africa (however, this is not a hard and fast rule).
Homo ergaster is one of the more problematic of somewhat accepted species designations currently tossed around in anthropological literature.
It has not been shown to be significantly different from erectus to require the designation of a new hominid species, and it has not been shown to be closer to modern humans morphologically as has been claimed by some.
www.archaeologyinfo.com /homoergaster.htm   (880 words)

 Athena Review 4,1: Introduction to Homo erectus
Fossils identified as Homo erectus span most of the 1.9 million year Pleistocene era, a period which includes the transition to larger-brained hominids, a basic evolution of tool manufacture and use, and the first widespread movement and adaptations of early human populations to distinct environments.
Discovery of the first Homo erectus specimen in southeast Asia was directly inspired by the 19th century “missing link” concept of a bipedal “ape-man” who combined traits of today’s humans and apes (box 1, The Discovery of "Java Man" in 1891).
An even earlier Homo erectus fossil of a child’s skull was recovered by von Koenigswald in 1936 in the east Javan village of Perning near Mojokerto, 180 km east of Sangiran on the Brantus River.
www.athenapub.com /13intro-he.htm   (6716 words)

 Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind
erectus (inclusive) is characterized by large molars, an unpronounced chin, heavy brow ridges, and a long, low skull, relative to modern Homo sapiens.
This specimen is classified by some scientists as Homo heidelbergensis or Homo neanderthalensis, due to its strange mixture of traits.
Homo erectus was likely the first hominid to use fire.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/humans/humankind/k.html   (476 words)

 Homo Erectus
Nonetheless, H. erectus was still in essence a tropical animal, shunning the cold and with a tenuous grasp on fire that probably terrified them almost as much as the other animals with whom they competed for food.
Ephemeral fires may have allowed H. erectus to drive hyenas and other large carnivores from their kills, but this is far from the cosy hearth-side existence suggested in the traditional picture of life at Dragon Bone Hill.
erectus was a widespread species evolving in parallel with its large mammalian carnivorous contemporaries in many aspects of its adaptation, such as meaty diet and large home range.
donsmaps.com /erectus.html   (2837 words)

Features of all Homo erectus (variants included) are the presence of robust mandible and large molars (although dentition of Homo erectus is nearly identical to modern humans), a non-protruding chin, a heavy brow ridge and a long, low skull similar to modern Homo sapiens.
The skeleton of Homo erectus is of heavier and more robust design when compared to the average modern human skeleton but body proportions vary greatly from individual to individual.
Since that time, it has been noted that there were differences between the early populations of "Homo erectus" in Africa, and the later populations of Europe, Africa and Asia.
www.paleodirect.com /bh011.htm   (660 words)

 Human Ancestors Hall: Homo ergaster
Traditionally, scientists have referred to this species as Homo erectus and linked this species name with a proliferation of populations across Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Yet, since the first discoveries of Homo erectus, it had been noted that there were differences between the early populations of "Homo erectus" in Africa, and the later populations of Europe, Africa and Asia.
erectus are thinner bones of the skull and the lack of an obvious sulcus, or depression, just behind the browridge.
www.mnh.si.edu /anthro/humanorigins/ha/erg.html   (268 words)

 Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind
erectus and smaller than most modern humans, and the skull is more rounded than in H.
The jaw is extremely large and heavy-boned, like that of Homo erectus, but the teeth are too small for that species.
The skull is classified by some scientists as late Homo erectus and by others as Homo neanderthalensis.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/humans/humankind/m.html   (353 words)

 Homo habilis & Homo erectus, first stone tool users
Homo erectus arose in Africa about 1.6 to 1.8 (and maybe even 2 (Time No. 11, 1994)) million years ago.
H. erectus was a successful and mobile species and it appears that tool-use enabled it to easily extend its range and occupy different habitats.
Homo erectus used fire by 300,000 years ago, while ancient sites as old as 750,000 years in France and 1.4 million years in Kenya are more controversial (Parker, 1992), (Fletcher, 1994).
www.ecotao.com /holism/hu_habilis.htm   (5590 words)

 Homo erectus
erectus fossils are more abundant in other parts of the world, and more often closely associated with those areas, such as the Near East, China, Java, and Central Europe, they also occur at Olduvai.
erectus to later human history and evolution cannot be overstated.
erectus was due to the development of new behavioral and technological responses to environmental conditions.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /faculty/stsmith/classes/anth3/courseware/Hominids/12_Homo_erectus.html   (243 words)

 Long Foreground - Species Timeline - Homo erectus - 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Homo erectus was an accomplished tool maker and tool user; hand-axes like the one above were widely used in addition to sharp-edged flakes.
The tools of Homo erectus are the first in the fossil record to show conscious design of any complexity.
Homo erectus is thus the first human species to migrate out of Africa and adapt to a variety of Old World environments.
www.wsu.edu:8001 /vwsu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/timeline/erectus/erectus-b.html   (316 words)

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