Types Of Environmental Interactions That Were Impacting H. Erectus

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Before Homo sapiens roamed the earth, flora, fauna, and the species known as Homo erectus, all coexisted. Homo erectus populated Africa, thriving amongst predators, the changing environment, and evolving characteristics of their species. However, certain environmental conditions that were impacting H. erectus, at the time, led to their departure from Africa to Eurasia, where they paved the way for future species and the colonization of the world. This journey of Homo erectus out of Africa and into other parts of the world did not occur in one instance, but eventually they spread all over Asia. Evidence of their life in Asia has been documented through the discovery of archaeological sites, and excavation processes that unearthed fossils of Homo erectus that lived in Asia. Moreover, the viewpoint or lifestyle of Homo erectus can be summed as being extrinsic. Due to climatic change and ecological interactions, Homo erectus was forced to migrate from one place to another, for their survival, which in turn creates a dispersal out of Africa and into Asia. Types of environmental interactions that occurred among H. erectus supports the dispersal of this species out of Africa, such as sea-levels lowering in the Sunda Shelf due to glaciations. While their range was expanded as seen through various excavation sites of Dmanisi, Georgia, Java, Indonesia, Zhoukoudian, Beijing. Constantly on the move, Homo erectus are considered to be environmental refugees as they encountered changes in…

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