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Alpha and Omega: Resolving the Ultimate Questions of the Beginnings and Endings of <i>Homo erectus</i>, the Species

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152913
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0008
 Alpha and Omega: Resolving the Ultimate Questions of the Beginnings and Endings of Homo erectus, the Species

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This chapter discusses where Homo erectus came from and when it evolved. Topics covered include possible African origins, clinical replacement, dispersal and evolution of Homo erectus in Southeast Asia, and climate change and the extinction of Homo erectus.

Keywords: Homo erectus; evolution; Africa; Asia; climate change; dispersal; extinction

Chapter.  7320 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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