Human Evolution Essay by The Research Group

Human Evolution
Describes Homo Erectus, Rampithecus, Australopithecus and Homo Sapiens.
# 19527 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2003 in Anthropology (Scientific / Medical) , Biology (General)


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"FROM HOMO ERECTUS TO HOMO SAPIENS

"The problem of defining Homo erectus is that it is viewed at present as a grade of human evolution intermediate between the small-brained early Pleistocene hominids and the large-brained Homo sapiens" (3:102). This theory of human evolution from the Natural History British Museum in London defines the controversy in the anthropological world. The evolution of man does not follow an easily marked road map. Exactly when Homo first emerged is not definitively clear. With the discovery of Homo erectus remains in 1891 in Central Java, fossils have since been found in Africa, China and Europe. It is generally accepted that the species evolved in Africa about 1.6 million years ago (3). However, some anthropologists argue that the emergence of the species is at least 2.5 million years old. (2) They base their ..."

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