By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Homo erectus: A True Omnivore

Homo erectus: A True Omnivore

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -1900000
Post Date: 03/31/2024
76,000 Generations Ago

Homo erectus is a direct ancestor of modern humans and represents a key point in human evolution where evidence of a truly omnivorous diet becomes clear, including the use of tools for hunting and processing both plant and animal foods. This species shows significant brain enlargement and other adaptations indicative of complex foraging and social behaviors.

Diet: Omnivore
Survival: From about 1.9 MYA to 110,000 years ago. Emerged in Eastern Africa, spread throughout Africa, Asia, and into Europe.
4’9″ to 6’1″
Brain Size
: around 600 to 1,100 cm³ 

Brain to Body EQ: 3.3 to 3.8 (humans=7.4 to 7.8)

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