30,000 year old Homo erectus

Eugene Kriegsmann (Eugenek@worldnet.att.net)
14 Dec 1996 22:01:23 GMT

I am amazed that in a Paleoanthropology BB there is no mention of the
Science article that appeared on Thursday describing the finding that
certain of the Java specimens of Homo erectus are as recent as 30,000 years
old. That would make them contemporaneous with both Neanderthal and Cro
Magnon. I have read the article and several condensations of it. The
information in the Science article is quite technical and goes well beyond
my limited knowledge of Radio-carbon dating techniques. I would appreciate
reading the view of some who have more recent education in this field and
can critique the findings in a more credible manner than I.