Science and Technology

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)


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