Migrations of Homo sapiens

April 23 2014

Simple map (many places online) of first migrations of Homo sapiens on the main landmasses of the Old World.

He reaches the Bering Strait circa 12000 BC.

Hom sap

The map also shows the maximum range of Homo erectus. The first fossil evidence of Homo erectus dates to circa 1.9 million years ago, the most recent to 143,000 years ago. One hypothesis is that Homo erectus migrated from Africa. Another is that he evolved in Eurasia and migrated to Africa. If the former is correct, then he may be another name for Homo ergaster and the direct ancestor of later hominids such as Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens.

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