Saturday 19 October 2013

How One Skull May Unite The Early Human Family Tree

At a site in Dmanisi, Georgia, researchers have been finding the bones and tools of early human ancestors for years. Now, however, an unearthed skull is posing something of a problem.

The top of its head is relatively small, resembling a humanlike species known as Homo habilis; but its jaw is fairly large, more closely resembling another species, Homo erectus. Naturally, a single skull can only come from a single species, but this one seems to be telling two separate stories.

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