H/T to JR Bentley for the below link…………….
An article appearing in “Science” on 24 April 2018 reports on new evidence concerning just when early humans began taking to the sea. 744 more words
800,000 years ago ancestors of Homo erectus were the dominate ancient human ancestor species on the planet. Mainstream science believes H. erectus first came out of Africa and migrated into the Levant and then spread across Asia, Europe, and the Far East (but never in the Americas of course). 2,015 more words
Homo erectus is perhaps the most intriguing ancient human ancestor in my mind because there were so many “firsts” with this species. For instance, H. erectus likely was the first AHA to harness fire, to cook their food, and possibly to wear some sort of clothing or skins. 1,591 more words
Earlier this month it was announced that a large international research team discovered the earliest known modern human fossil outside of Africa and they interpret the find to mean that modern humans left Africa at least 50k years earlier than previously thought which, frankly, may or may not be so. 434 more words
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered hundreds of hand-axes likely used by Homo erectus and dating to about 500 kya at Jaljulia northeast of Tel Aviv. The artifacts are made of knapped flint and were unearthed during a dig next to Highway Route 6 which is one of Israel’s busiest routes. 331 more words