Remains of Homo erectus from Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

  title={Remains of Homo erectus from Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia},
  author={Berhane Abrha Asfaw and William Henry Gilbert and Yonas Beyene and William K. Hart and Paul R. Renne and Giday Woldegabriel and Elisabeth S. Vrba and Tim D. White},
The genesis, evolution and fate of Homo erectus have been explored palaeontologically since the taxon's recognition in the late nineteenth century. Current debate is focused on whether early representatives from Kenya and Georgia should be classified as a separate ancestral species (‘H. ergaster’), and whether H. erectus was an exclusively Asian species lineage that went extinct. Lack of resolution of these issues has obscured the place of H. erectus in human evolution. A hominid calvaria and… 
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