Re: New Chinese fossil hominid at about 1.9 million ..

David Marcus Woodcock (
19 Nov 1995 17:10:02 GMT

In article <48jj87$>,
Mackiaveli <> wrote:
>I was wondering about that "Out of E. Asia" theaory, as Mr. Woodcock put
>it. What would be the age of the oldest H. erectus found outside of Asia,
>now? It doesn't sem that there would be time, or impetus, for the move
>"back to Africa."
>Paul Ainsworth

At this point nothing outside Asia dates before 1.8 mya. But
something could turn up at 1.9 tommorow. What does seem clear
is that the old idea that H.erectus evolved in Africa and then
left for Asia is unsupportable.

--David Woodcock