Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ramblin' man

John Hawks reviews data that Homo Erectus hominins were in China as early as 1.6 million years ago. I guess wanderlust is in our bones!  The more precise dating is obtained using paleomagnettic measures.

Many other animals dispersed from Africa in this epoch (lower Pliestocene), and it could be that the hominins were following the availability of familiar game.

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