Homo erectus in Asia
The oldest findings of Homo erectus are known from east Africa, and are about 1.8 million years old. During the next 1.5 million years, H. erectus spread to north Africa, Europe and Asia. The size of the brain increased markedly from the earliest to the last members of this species. Homo erectus was the first member of the human family to use fire. The volume of the brain varied from 800 to 1200 cm3, but the hemisphaerical brain was proportionally smaller than in modern humans.
Publisert 30. jan. 2009 09:03 - Sist endret 18. mai. 2011 16:00