Homo erectus first appeared 2 million years ago and went extinct some 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. But compared with other hominins, like Neanderthals, this species may have been quite lazy and more reluctant to adapt to a changing environment, according to new study published July 27 in the Journal PLOS One. ...Homo Erectus lived in Africa. Neanderthals lived in Europe. Supposedly both went extinct, but DNA evidence has proved that European and Asian races are descended from Neanderthals.
A little way away from the Homo erectus camps was a rocky outcrop that had higher-quality rock but required a trek up a hill. “But rather than walk up the hill, they would just use whatever bits had rolled down and were lying at the bottom,” Shipton said.
When the researchers examined the rocky outcrop, they found that it was untouched by Homo erectus — no traces of activity, no artifacts and no quarrying of the stone, Shipton said in the statement. By contrast Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens climbed mountains for high-quality stones and transported them over long distances, according to the statement.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Homo Erectus was lazy
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