Human evolution in the Middle Pleistocene: The role of Homo heidelbergensis

@article{Rightmire1998HumanEI,
  title={Human evolution in the Middle Pleistocene: The role of Homo heidelbergensis},
  author={G Philip Rightmire},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  year={1998},
  volume={6}
}
For paleoanthropologists working in the Middle Pleistocene, these are interesting times. New discoveries of artifacts and human fossils have been reported from western Europe, so that it now looks as though this continent was populated 800,000 years ago, if not earlier. One of the fossils, from Ceprano in Italy, is described as Homo erectus. Whether this ancient species ever reached Europe has been repeatedly questioned, but the Ceprano cranium is complete enough to provide some hard evidence… 
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