Java Man not so old after all
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 am
https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontolog ... -after-all
I still think the key to understanding human evolution is Homo Erectus.The oldest human remains in Southeast Asia aren’t as old as we thought they were.
An Indonesian-Japanese team of scientists has overturned a decades-old estimate of Homo erectus remains from Central Java in Indonesia, shaving off several hundred thousand years from the age of the globe-trotting hominin, the first to disperse out of Africa.
The new estimate, published in the journal Science, puts Homo erectus at the fossil-rich Sangiran dome by around 1.3 million years ago, and certainly no earlier than 1.5 million years ago