Getting to Know Homo erectus

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Science  02 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5680, pp. 53-54
DOI: 10.1126/science.1099989

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Europe and Asia have yielded a number of hominid fossils from the period 1 to 0.5 million years ago, but few hominid fossils from this era have been found in Africa. In his Perspective, Schwartz discusses a new hominid fossil find at Olorgesailie in Kenya, and whether it belongs to the species Homo erectus.