Homo erectus


Homo erectus is an extinct hominin species belonging to the genus Homo. Its temporal range is around 1.8–0.2 million years ago.

Keywords: hominin; Homo erectus; Zhoukoudian; Trinil; Pleistocene


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Further Reading

Klein R (1999) The Human Career, 2nd edn. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Conroy GC (1997) Reconstructing Human Origins. New York: Norton.

Rightmire GP (1990) The Evolution of Homo erectus. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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Wood, Bernard A(Apr 2001) Homo erectus. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003315]