A species of extinct humans known from fossil remains found in Africa and Eurasia and dating from about 1.9 million to less than 100,000 years ago. Homo erectus is widely regarded as an ancestor of Homo sapiens.
Origin of Homo erectus
New Latin Homō ērēctusspecies name Latin homōman Latin ērēctusupright
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An extinct species of humans that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch from about 1.6 million years ago to 250,000 years ago. Homo erectus is associated mainly with stone tools of the Acheulian culture and was the first species of humans to master fire, although this skill may not have been widely practiced until late in its existence. Its remains have been found in Africa, Europe, and Asia, and it is widely thought to be the direct ancestor of modern humans.