First Homo erectus from Turkey and implications for migrations into temperate Eurasia.

  title={First Homo erectus from Turkey and implications for migrations into temperate Eurasia.},
  author={John Kappelman and Mehmet Cihat Alçiçek and Nizamettin Kazanci and Michael H. Schultz and Mehmet Doğan Ozkul and Sevket Sen},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={135 1},
Remains of fossil hominins from temperate regions of the Old World are rare across both time and space, but such specimens are necessary for understanding basic issues in human evolution including linkages between their adaptations and early migration patterns. We report here the remarkable circumstances surrounding the discovery of the first fossil hominin calvaria from Turkey. The specimen was found in the Denizli province of western Turkey and recovered from within a solid block of… CONTINUE READING


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