Anthropologists Discover A 'Missing Link'
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006
Anthropologists Discover A 'Missing Link' in Human Evolution
By Jessica Berman, www.voanews.com
An international team of anthropologists has discovered fossils in eastern Ethiopia that they say may be a missing link between our earliest and more modern ape-man ancestors. Scientists say the discovery fills a major gap in human evolution.
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Fossil find fills evolution gap
4-million-year-old teeth, bones found Belong to ape-like man-creature
An international team of scientists has discovered 4.1-million-year-old fossils in eastern Ethiopia that fill a missing gap in human evolution.
The teeth and bones belong to a primitive species of Australopithecus known as Au. anamensis, an ape-man creature that walked on two legs.
Because the fossils are from the same human ancestral hot spot in Ethiopia as remains from seven other human-like species, scientists can now fill in the gaps for the most complete evolutionary chain so far.
"We just found the chain of evolution, the continuity through time," said Ethiopian anthropologist Berhane Asfaw, co-author of the study being reported today in the journal Nature.
"One form evolved to another. This is evidence of evolution in one place through time."
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