Were the direct descendants of Homo erectus living in mainland-Asia wiped out by us modern Homo sapiens?

17 Jul

The central question on the dispersal of humanity concerns the fate of the direct descendents of the Homo erectus population that entered East Asia 1.5 million years ago, as distinct from the fate of direct descendents of the Homo sapiens who entered Asia only 65,000-70,000 years ago. I asked Duke Leto at Freethought and Rationalism Discussion Board this morning in a private message at the website to confirm his earlier-expressed view that the direct descendants of Homo erectus living in mainland-Asia would have been wiped out by us modern Homo sapiens.

Duke Leto would not give me any further technical comments. My next task is therefore to examine the evidence for this view and from it the implication that the East Asian-mainland Homo erectus population was less intelligent and hence less ‘fit’ to be able to withstand an apparent Homo sapiens offensive that manifested itself in competition, mutual-annihilation or warfare, or even cannibalism.

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