Mysterious Human Ancestor Now Has a Face PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 August 2012 16:00


Researchers can now put a new face on a mysterious human ancestor whose skull was discovered 40 years ago in Kenya. The find gives scientists a better look at a species that was alive soon after the dawn of our genus Homo about 2 million years ago. It also shows that there were several species of Homo present 1.78 million to 2.03 million years ago in the Rift Valley of Africa.

This new discovery brings up questions regarding coexistence: Did they compete for food? Did they eat different foods? Did they use tools differently? Did they live and sleep in the same areas or inhabit different areas?

Source article New Fossils Put Face on Mysterious Human Ancestor.
Source Image Fred Spoor/National Musems of Kenya

 


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