Homo erectus was the first ape to stand directly up straight, or erect, as that is how it got its name.
This homonind was the first to discover fire, and second too create tools. It lived during the plieostene epoch. It hunted a variety of animals like humans do today. They were one of the later hmoninds. The ancestor of Homo erectus was Homo hablis, which means handy man.
In Other MediaEdit
These homoninds appeared in walking with cavemen, episode 3, blood brothers.