New human ancestor species discovered
Posted on: 2015-05-29 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Scientists have discovered a new human ancestor species in Ethiopia that lived alongside ‘Lucy’ up to 3.5 million-years ago. Upper and lower jaw fossils recovered from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia have been assigned to the new species Australopithecus deyiremeda. This hominine unearthed by an international team of scientists lived alongside the ‘Lucy’s’ species, Australopithecus afarensis. Source: The Hindu
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