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Homo ergaster



A species of extinct early hominids surmised to have lived in Africa during the early Pleistocene (1.7 to 2.5 million years ago), and presumed to be the direct ancestor of later hominids such as Homo heidelbergensis, Homo sapiens, and Homo neanderthalensis.


The first skeletal remains of Homo ergaster unearthed are hypothesized to be from the Telanthropus capensis or the Turkana Boy, a hominid named by the palaeontologist, John T. Robinson. The hominid was excavated in South Africa in 1949.

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... us ever but is that true. Neanderthals maybe closer to us then Erectus/Ergaster than or any other species but what about Heidelbergs (Homo Heildelbergenis)? Both Neanderthals and Sapiens (us) came from Heidelbergs and because ...

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