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Evolution | Homo erectus

Homo erectus location

Nature's Prey

Brian Deer on the death
of the killer ape

Classic narratives on the rise of ancestors to the human species have long stressed weapons and aggression as key factors. This was the legacy of the famous British Leakey family, who spent generations on landscapes such as Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania (above).

But when Brian Deer travelled to the East African sites where investigators such as the Leakeys forged such deeply-held notions, he found different forces to have shaped our evolution.

The Sunday Times Magazine, March 9 1997.

Evolution | Homo erectus
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