Archaeology, Paradigms, Science

Human ‘missing link’ fossils may be jumble of species

14 Apr , 2014  

“ONE of our closest long-lost relatives may never have existed. The fossils ofAustralopithecus sediba, which promised to rewrite the story of human evolution, may actually be the remains of two species jumbled together. The first fossils of A. sediba were found at Malapa, South Africa, in 2008. At 2 million years old, they show a mix of features, some similar […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Paradigms, Science

‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases

4 Apr , 2014  

“Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo: they are the only primates where, throughout their 2.5-million year history, the size of their teeth has decreased alongside the increase in their brain size. The key to this phenomenon, […]

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Tiny primate fossil throws evolutionary spotlight on Asia

2 Oct , 2013  

“The fossilized jaw of a pint-size primate that lived about 35 million years ago in Asia has been unearthed in Thai coal mines. The new species, dubbed Krabia minuta, after the Krabi coal mines where it was found, was an ancient, extinct member of a group of primates called anthropoids, which includes the ancestors to […]

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