Homo ergaster feeding on an elephant

Homo ergaster feeding on an elephant

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Credit: MAURICIO ANTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Homo ergaster feeding on an elephant. Illustration of Homo ergaster hominins dismembering and feeding on the carcass of an elephant in the Olduvai Gorge region of what is now Tanzania. H. ergaster is one of several extinct hominin species that form part of the human evolutionary tree. It lived between 1.8 and 1.3 million years ago during the Pleistocene. It is also knows as African Homo erectus.

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