The popular view says Homo erectus was first to leave Africa. But new analysis says the earlier and tinier Homo habilis, or 'Handy man', was first to take the hike.
A controversial species called the Hobbit of Flores didn't come from Homo erectus says Mark Collard, an evolutionary biologist Simon Fraser University. Instead Homo habilis was the species daddy.
If true, then Homo erectus and Homo sapien walked back to Africa, and not the other way around.