Early brain growth in Homo erectus and implications for cognitive ability

  title={Early brain growth in Homo erectus and implications for cognitive ability},
  author={H. Coqueugniot and J.-J. Hublin and F. Veillon and F. Hou{\"e}t and T. Jacob},
  • H. Coqueugniot, J.-J. Hublin, +2 authors T. Jacob
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Humans differ from other primates in their significantly lengthened growth period. The persistence of a fetal pattern of brain growth after birth is another important feature of human development. Here we present the results of an analysis of the 1.8-million-year-old Mojokerto child (Perning 1, Java), the only well preserved skull of a Homo erectus infant, by computed tomography. Comparison with a large series of extant humans and chimpanzees indicates that this individual was about 1 yr (0–1.5… CONTINUE READING

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