Homo erectus Development

  • Homo erectus skullHomo erectus developed in a fashion similar to great apes not modern humans

  • Homo erectus developed from infanthood to adulthood rapidly

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The fossil record indicates that Homo erectus developed in a fashion similar to great apes not modern humans, and that they developed from infants to adults rapidly.1


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  1. Dean C, Leakey MG, Reid D, Schrenk F, Schwartz GT, Stringer C, Walker A. 2001. Growth processes in teeth distinguish modern humans from Homo erectus and earlier hominins. Nature 414: 628-31.

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