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Ho·mo e·rec·tus

 (hō′mō ĭ-rĕk′təs)
n.
A species of extinct humans known from fossil remains found in Africa and Eurasia and dating from about 1.9 million to less than 100,000 years ago. Homo erectus is widely regarded as an ancestor of Homo sapiens.

[New Latin Homō ērēctus, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin ērēctus, upright.]

Homo erectus

(ɪˈrɛktəs)
n
an extinct species of primitive man, able to walk upright. See also Java man, Peking man
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + erectus upright]

Ho·mo e·rec·tus

(hō′mō ĭ-rĕk′təs)
An extinct species of humans that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch from about 1.6 million years ago to 250,000 years ago. Homo erectus was the first species of humans to master fire, and its remains have been found in Africa, Europe, and Asia. It is widely thought to be the direct ancestor of modern humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Java man, Trinil man - fossil remains found in Java; formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus
Peking man - fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
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Geologist Reid Ferring of the University of North Texas in Denton and his colleagues said the new Dmanisi discoveries point to an Asian homeland for H.
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The Dmanisi people had brains that were about 40 per cent smaller than those of Homo erectus and they were much shorter in stature than classical H.
Until now, scientific consensus held that Acheulian toolmakers, presumably H.
The site has since yielded 17,000 stone artifacts (some tools shown) and fossils from more than 50 H.
Ancient foot impressions at Ileret complement fossil leg and pelvis finds in Africa indicating that H.
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The finds occurred in previously dated sediment that has yielded several skulls now attributed to H.