Modern Living, Brought to You by Homo erectus

by shanai on Jan. 14th, 2010

Researchers have long thought that modern behaviors like social organization, communication and divided living-working spaces began with Homo sapiens (that us!) in the stone age, but a new study based on archaeological findings suggests that Homo erectus, an extinct hominid species, may have been pioneers of "modern living" much earlier than previously thought. Archaeologists at the prehistoric Gesher Benot Ya'aqov site in northern Israel have found the oldest known evidence that Homo erectus may have used used tools, ate food and organized living space in unexpectedly complex ways. You can read more about these findings and see pictures of the dig on National Geographic's website.

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Avery Emily Alyssa Austen Vinny Dylan says:

AWESOME I NEVER KNEW THAT!

posted on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:28am
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Anonymous says:

i think that history is cool not lame!as a few teens might say.but you who are reading this take a look in your history see your ansesters.go to a museum like this one see king tut that was fun now take my edvise
and dont be a couch potato and go look up your history.

posted on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 1:45pm

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