Meet our new 2 million year old baby Homo erectus from Drimolen in South Africa, the world's oldest, just published in Science Herries et al. 2020. #fossilfriday
Homo erectus existed earlier than previously thought, at a time when also Australopithecus & Paranthropus were around close-by. New paper in by an international team led by , & incl. researcher Simon Neubauer.
A mental pause from the pandemic, and a thought provoking glance into our remote past (that probably involved many epidemics): Homo, Paranthropus, and Australopithecus were contemporaneous at ~2 million years ago.