Homo erectus has been argued to be the first hominid to successfully migrate out of Africa. Characterize the biology and culture of Homo erectus that led to its success in doing this, relative to earlier hominids.
Time for a little research: A new member of our genus has very recently been discovered! What is this new species? What are some of its features? What can you tell about it?
Where should it fall in our family tree?
Do you think that it should be part of the genus Homo? Why or why not? Site your sources, have fun. You now know enough about our ancestors that you can come to some educated decisions!