Evolution of Homo Erectus
In the thirty-four million years between the time of the Old World anthropoid Aegygptopithecus, and the appearance of Homo Erectus, our primate predecessors went through a world of change. The fossil, climatic, and archaeological evidence available to us allows us to examine how individual characteristics, both physical and cultural, allowed these creatures to respond and adapt to a changing environment. These characteristics did not develop simultaneously, but as part of a
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that stand the test of time - bones and stone tools can tell us many things, but they still leave holes in our understanding of the daily life of these creatures, their social structures, and their evolutionary relationship to one another. The only thing we know for sure is that, with effort, we will learn more with time.
Turnbaugh, William A., et al. Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomason Learning, 2002.