The ancient ancestor of modern humans lived from 2

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the last 200,000 years, Homo erectus, or "upright man," had a long reign. The ancient ancestor of modern humans lived from 2 million years ago till about 100,000 years ago, possibly even 50,000 years ago. Fossils of Homo erectus also show that the species lived in numerous locales across the globe, including South Africa, Kenya, Spain, China, and Java (Indonesia). Scientists have found stunning new data showing that a third human species apparently coexisted on earth with two others as recently as 30,000 years ago. There have been several discoveries of Homo erectus fossils, some not intact but it is unknown how many have been uncovered.
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Who discovered Homo Erectus? Eugene Dubois A Dutch surgeon, found the first Homo erectus individual in Indonesia in 1891. In 1894, Dubois named the species Pithecanthropus erectus, or ‘erect ape-man.’ At that time, Pithecanthropus (later changed to Homo) erectus was the most primitive and smallest-brained of all known early human species; no early human fossils had even been discovered in Africa yet.
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Dating Techniques Used To Determine Age of Homo Erectus ….
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