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  • But we could match the solid bones of Homo ergaster and erectus, the fleet feet of Ice Age Aboriginal men and the unwearying endurance of Athenian rowers.

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  • He theorizes that it was Homo ergaster, an early hominin that lived 1.8 million years ago, that initially invented Hmmmmm.

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  • About a million years ago, Homo georgicus gave rise to Homo erectus not to be confused with Homo ergaster of Africa.

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  • They could arguably be considered to belong either to primitive H. erectus or H. ergaster, or to a new species, Homo georgicus.

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  • The upper end of the humerus has a twist not found in modern humans, but which was then found in the Turkana Boy Homo erectus/ergaster skeleton once it was looked for.

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  • And can we also bridge the gap between Homo ergaster and modern Homo sapiens?

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  • Homo ergaster/erectus, of which we have many fossil specimens, is a very persuasive halfway link, no longer missing, between Homo sapiens today and Homo habilis two million years ago, which is in turn a beautiful link back to Australopithecus three million years ago, which, as we saw, could pretty well be described as an upright-walking chimpanzee.

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  • This was typical of Homo ergaster/erectus brains, which varied around 1,000 cc.

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  • Now we go back further, tracing the ancestry of Homo ergaster, and there must come a time when we reach individuals who are sufficiently different from ‘mainstream’ ergaster to deserve a different specific name, say Homo habilis.

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  • As we trace the ancestry of modern Homo sapiens backwards, there must come a time when the difference from living people is sufficiently great to deserve a different specific name, say Homo ergaster.

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