Scientists dug up remains of 7 million year old human relative

Posted on Thursday, Apr 07 2005 @ 12:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists have found more remains of a possibly 7 million year old human relative.
Researchers said the new fossils, along with a sophisticated computer reconstruction of the previously discovered skull, solidify the remains' stature as among the most important paleological finds of the past several decades. Together they paint a picture of an ancestral primate with a chimpanzee-sized body and brain but a face and teeth more like those of modern humans.
Read more about the found at The Washington Post


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