Out of Africa: 1.8 M-year-old skull shows early human ancestors evolving and on the move

  • Article by: SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 17, 2013 - 5:44 PM

DMANISI, Georgia — The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.

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robotczarOct. 17, 1311:35 PM

I don't think there was ever any doubt that people finding hominid fossils just had to call them new species and give it a new name. You make more of a splash that way.

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joe_mnOct. 18, 13 8:45 AM

Interesting. They dug under a settlement for purposes of construction and find something. 500 yards away, u might never dig and thus, never find anything. Who knows how many more remains are awaiting discovery?

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davehougOct. 18, 1311:50 AM

Maybe he just didn't stop to ask for directions and ended up there :)

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polysciborgOct. 18, 13 1:12 PM

I have no doubt that the human species has evolved and is still evolving. You can pretty much see that walking down the street. Some people are more ape-like primitive than others although. We are not all equal.

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