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Finding Showing Human Ancestor Older Than Previously Thought Offers New Insights Into Evolution


June 29, 2011

image of skulls of Homo erectus Modern humans never coexisted with Homo erectus--a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution--new excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show. The research offers new insights into the nature of human evolution, suggesting a different role for Homo erectus than had previously been thought. Photo © Kenneth Garrett Photography (KennethGarrett.com) Full Story

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