Friday, May 29, 2015

Another early human ancestor is verified

There is yet another early human ancestor. This newly discovered ancestor is called Australopithecus deyiremeda. It existed in Ethiopia between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago.  "Lucy" Australopithecus afarensis existed  3.2 million years ago. There are similarities between the remains of the two but enough differences that it is clear to scientists that we are talking about a new species of early hominins. With these remains and findings it is now clear that there were three early human species living at the same time and in the same relative area. This is fascinating and sure to shake up science and the non-scientists as well. Read more about it here http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/28/africa/ethiopia-fossil-hominin-ancestor/index.html

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