Help support TMP

"Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus" Topic

11 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Prehistoric Message Board

Areas of Interest


555 hits since 18 Aug 2018
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse18 Aug 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

"New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were 'lazy'.

An archaeological excavation of ancient human populations in the Arabian Peninsula during the Early Stone Age, found that Homo erectus used 'least-effort strategies' for tool making and collecting resources.

This 'laziness' paired with an inability to adapt to a changing climate likely played a role in the species going extinct, according to lead researcher Dr Ceri Shipton of the ANU School of Culture, History and Language…."
Main page


USAFpilot18 Aug 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

Those darn "conservative" homo erectusians; killed off the whole species of them. ;-)

saltflats192918 Aug 2018 5:26 p.m. PST

They found a fossil of H.E. on a couch in front of a television?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Aug 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

Millennials, beware! grin

Cacique Caribe18 Aug 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

What the … they lasted longer than all other humans, including us, so they can't have been that lazy.

By the way, you know what we call "least effort strategy" today? Working smarter and not harder. Next they'll be calling H.E.'s "bourgeois" and decadent for not sweating enough for what they had.


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2018 6:17 p.m. PST

Am I reading this right – Homo Erectus wen't extinct because they couldn't be bothered to get up ?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

they used …

'least-effort strategies' for tool making and collecting resources

hmm…so it's better to work harder than you need to in order to get something done.

This explains a lot.

freerangeegg19 Aug 2018 3:44 a.m. PST

They evolved into Homo horizontalis?

Ten Fingered Jack19 Aug 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

Some would say Homo Erectus still walks among us.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Aug 2018 2:40 p.m. PST



Cacique Caribe21 Aug 2018 5:18 p.m. PST

Jack Burton: "Some would say Homo Erectus still walks among us."

You mean "drives among us". They don't walk if they don't have to.


Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.