Pithecanthropus erectus


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Pithecanthropus erectus:

see Homo erectusHomo erectus
, extinct hominin living between 1.6 million and 250,000 years ago. Homo erectus is thought to have evolved in Africa from H. habilis, the first member of the genus Homo. African forms of H.
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No fue en sentido inverso como algunos perredistas pretenden, sino que progreso del caos al cosmos, de la ignorancia al conocimiento y por mas que existan algunos especimenes que recuerden al Pithecanthropus erectus, la evolucion biologica y cultural, el sentido de progreso occidental, anticipan la extincion de esas asociaciones de seres primitivos.
Until this point, the most primitive hominid known was Pithecanthropus erectus, discovered by Dubois (see 1890).
Dubois called the organism Pithecanthropus erectus (erect ape-human), since the thighbone was sufficiently human to signify that the hominid had walked erect as we do.