H. erectus with sapiens traits

Mon, 06 Sep 1999 20:30:19 +0000

There is a new fossil of Homo erectus which has some traits which are
normally associated with Homo sapiens. The press report can be found at


Much study needs to be carried out on the fossil, including dating but if
it is old (1 myr), it would fit the multiregional theory best. If it is
young (100-200 kyr) then it could be interpreted as a hybrid. In either
case, the fossil will play a big role in how Christians should view the
origin of mankind. This will be an interesting fossil to watch.

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