Homo erectus: Increase and spread
With this improved talent for communication and skill in making tools Homo erectus became more successful. Their numbers increased and they spread from southeastern Africa into the Nile valley and northwards to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Their remains have been found further east in Java, and in China. Whether they migrated into Asia from Africa or whether these people were the descendants of an Asiaticape-man is unknown. Some of the African groups reached Europe. A few crossed over a land bridge that once connected Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Others travelled eastwards round the Mediterranean and up north through the Balkans.