October 21, 2013

Ancient Homo Species Were Merely Variations On A Theme

Scientists uncovered a 1.8 million-year-old skull that suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus – Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, Homo erectus and the rest of the gang – actually belonged to the same species…but just looked different. The skull, found in the country Georgia, has a small brain cavity with a big face and teeth. It was found next to remains of four other early human ancestors, some animal fossils, and bone tools from the same place and time, which means they lived together at the same time and geological space. These new findings suggest that these diverse fossils actually “represent variation among members of a single, evolving lineage.”

[ Read the Article: Rare 1.8 Million-Year-Old Skull Fossil Suggests Early Humans Belonged To Same Species ]

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