Species Shorts: Homo erectus

Date: 4/27/2020
Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 17 minutes
Presenter(s): Lindsay Barone
Audience: General Audience
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Activity description:

You are the product of billions of years of evolutionary change! Approximately 10 million years ago, our ancient ancestors split from the ancestors of modern chimpanzees. This led to the evolution of many different species in the hominin lineage. Ultimately, one species was left standing: ours! Join anthropologist Lindsay Barone to explore the hominins one-by-one in a DNALC Live series called Species Shorts.

In Episode 7, you will:

• Learn about migration in the hominin fossil record
• Discuss the evolution of meat eating in the genus Homo
• Explore what makes Homo erectus so similar to our species