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Homo erectus

  1. Bernard A Wood

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003315

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How to Cite

Wood, B. A. 2001. Homo erectus. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Homo erectus is an extinct hominin species belonging to the genus Homo. Its temporal range is around 1.8–0.2 million years ago.

Keywords:

  • hominin;
  • Homo erectus;
  • Zhoukoudian;
  • Trinil;
  • Pleistocene