Chapter 7. Homo erectus

  1. Frederick L. Coolidge and
  2. Thomas Wynn

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308297.ch7

The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking

The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking

How to Cite

Coolidge, F. L. and Wynn, T. (2009) Homo erectus, in The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308297.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152532

Online ISBN: 9781444308297

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Keywords:

  • Homo erectus;
  • Homo erectus sensu lato;
  • Nariokotome – assigning to two species, Homo erectus or Homo ergaster;
  • new Mode 2 technology hallmark - the biface;
  • bifaces - perennial puzzle for archeologists;
  • stone tools - showing more pronounced right-hand preference;
  • Homo erectus - fulfilled social grooming requirements;
  • Homo erectus adaptive niche;
  • weed hypothesis - Homo erectus as “weed” species invading disrupted environments;
  • visuospatial processor (visuospatial sketchpad – VSSP) and central executive

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nariokotome

  • Homo erectus sensu lato

  • Mode 2 Technology

  • Handedness

  • Fire

  • The Homo erectus Adaptive Niche

  • The Weed Hypothesis

  • Homo erectus Cognition