The skull of the oldest species of Australopithecus found!

ethiopia skull found

Scientists discovered an almost complete skull of the Australopithecus anamensis, who lived 3.8 million years ago in Northeast Ethiopia.

3.8-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Skull
Artist’s reconstruction (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)

Thanks to this finding, the experts established that Australopithecus anamensis and Australopithecus anamensis, lived simultaneously at least 100 thousand years.

The analysis of this discovery casts doubt on the notions that were deeply ingrained in the science of how the first people descended from ape-like ancestors. It is believed that the Australopithecus anamensis, was the ancestor of the Australopithecus afarensis, an extinct hominin that lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago in Africa, and from which supposedly the Homo Sapiens evolved.

Read more on Nature.com website about Rare 3.8-million-year-old skull recasts origins of iconic ‘Lucy’ fossil

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