Homo erectus’ last known appearance dates to roughly 117,000 years ago

New evidence helps resolve a debate over how long ago the hominid survived in what’s now Indonesia

Homo erectus skullcap

A new study finds that the last known appearance of Homo erectus, at Java’s Ngandong site, dates to between 117,000 and 108,000 years ago. A H. erectus skullcap previously found at the site is shown.

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