Homo erectus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Homo erectus extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
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Usage

In literature:

She bounded out of bed fully formed, without any intervening stages of pre-coffee, invertebrate, pre-shower, and Homo erectus.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

A field crew in Kenya excavates a Homo erectus skull.
For anthropologist Fredrick Manthi, there could be no better birthday present than finding a piece of a Homo erectus skull.
One hallmark of Homo erectus, a forerunner of modern humans, was his stone tools, an advanced technology reflecting a good deal of forethought and dexterity.
One hallmark of Homo erectus, a forerunner of modern humans, was his stone tools, an advanced technology reflecting a good deal of forethought and dexterity.
The skull belonged to an ape-like prehuman known as Homo erectus.
The Tan-Tan figurine, apparently carved from a piece of quartzite rock, dates from the days of Homo erectus.
Researchers think they have found a new kid on the Paleolithic 'block' — a third species of humans coexisting with Homo erectus and Homo habilis almost 2 million years ago.
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