Thursday, April 8

New Pre-Human Species Offers Evolutionary Clues


Handout photo released April 8, 2010 shows a cranium forming part of the holotype skeleton of Australopithecus sediba from the Malapa site in South Africa -- Reuters/Photo by Brett Eloff courtesy of Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand/Handout 

According to Scientists, the skeletons found in a South African Cave which study shows belong to the unclassified species of pre-human from almost 2,000,000 years and may shed light on human evolution.

Those fossils of the bones are belong to a young male and adult female suggest the newly documented species, called Australopithecus sediba, walked upright and shared many physical traits with the earliest known human Homo species.

On the study and finding of the pre-human, or hominid, fossils which scientists say are between 1.78 and 1.95 million years old -- was published in the journal Science and may answer some key questions about where humans came from.
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