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We’re still searching for a key piece of our evolutionary tree—our most recent ancestor

Humans’ most recent ancestor, the species that predated our kind, remains shrouded in mystery. Anthropologists still don’t know what species ...
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‘Not alone’: 3 different human ancestors may have lived together in South Africa 2 million years ago

An international team, including Arizona State University researcher Gary Schwartz, have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the ...
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Strange cave-fellows? Unexpected discovery suggests 3 early human species lived together in South Africa

Two million years ago, three different early humans—Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and the earliest-known Homo erectus—appear to have lived at the same time in ...
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Ancient tool technology passed down for thousands of generations by extinct human species, study says

When it comes to extinct human species, Neanderthals tend to hog the spotlight. But another group of early humans, Homo erectus, is ...
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Extinct human ancestor Homo erectus evolved in Africa—not Asia—new fossil study suggests

Homo erectus reached the Indonesian island of Java at some point between 1.3 million to 1.5 million years ago, according ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why it’s ‘moronic’ to suggest that Homo erectus was lazy

[Y]ou’ve probably seen a headline or two (or twelve) touting a new discovery about our long extinct human relative, Homo erectus ...
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Did laziness drive early human relative, Homo erectus, to extinction?

Homo erectus may have gone extinct because they were lazy, according to research from the Australian National University. Scientists claim ...