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Java man: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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Java man[¦jäv·ə ¦man]
An overspecialized, apelike form of Homo sapiens from the middle Pleistocene having a small brain capacity, low cranial vault, and massive browridges.