Emergence of Homo erectus

Range ~1.8 Mya
Organism Primates
Reference Leonard WR, Robertson ML, Snodgrass JJ, Kuzawa CW. Metabolic correlates of hominid brain evolution. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2003 Sep136(1):5-15 abstractPubMed ID14527625
Comments Abstract: "Paleontological evidence indicates that the rapid brain evolution observed with the emergence of Homo erectus at approximately 1.8 million years ago was likely associated with important changes in diet and body composition."
Entered by Uri M
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