Re: 30,000 year old Homo erectus

Paul Kekai Manansala (
Tue, 17 Dec 96 04:06:57 GMT

In article <>, (Susan S. Chin) wrote:

>The differences between Homo erectus in Africa and Asia, in some current
>publications, have been split into several species: Homo ergaster for the
>earlier African erectus such as the Turkana boy, Homo heidelbergensis for
>Bodo Man (Ethiopia), the Mauer mandible (Germany), the Arago cranium
>(France), the Petralona cranium (Greece), the Steinheim cranium
>(Germany), Broken Hill cranium (Zambia), and a skull from Atapuerca,
>Spain. Homo erectus specimens: Trinil cranium "Java man" (Indonesia),
>Peking Man (Choukutien, China), and the Sangiran cranium (Java,
>Overkill? This classificatory scheme was taken out of an excellent new
>reference book by Don Johanson and Blake Edgar, "From Lucy to Language"
>1996, Simon & Schuster. The color photos depict all major fossil finds in
>ACTUAL SIZE, lists the date of the find, specimen, locality, age,
>discoverer, and publication of the find. A definite must-have for anyone
>interested in paleoanthropology. The life sized photos really gave me a
>good sense of how small some of the Australopithecine skulls were!
>But I would have to question the necessity of splitting Homo into so many
>species. Any comments on this?

Thanks for the reference. I'll check it out first.

Paul Kekai Manansala