The Demise of Homo Erectus
Posted on: Mon 23 Dec 2019
Many of us may be familiar with “homo erectus”, or “upright man”, as our evolutionary ancestor, and understand that the species lived almost 2 million years ago.
However, the time of death for homo erectus is a question still asked by science today, and investigations are taking a fresh look at this ancient human species.
Kira Westaway, Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to explain more.
Produced by Zak Stuart
Image sourced: Tim Evanson (CC BY-SA 2.0)