Homo Erectus Timeline

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  • c. 2600000 BCE - c. 12000 BCE
    The Palaeolithic (or Old Stone Age) period, ranging from c. 2,6 million years ago until c. 12,000 years ago.
  • c. 2600000 BCE - c. 12000 BCE
    The Pleistocene epoch, ranging from c. 2,6 million years ago until c. 12,000 years ago. It is characterised by repeated cycles of glacials and interglacials.
  • c. 2600000 BCE - c. 1000000 BCE
    Oldowan tool industry.
  • c. 1900000 BCE
    Oldest fossils currently associated with Homo erectus.
  • c. 1700000 BCE - c. 250000 BCE
    Acheulean tool industry.