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"Oldest 'modern' human skulls found in Africa"
Oldest 'modern' human skulls found in Africa
trefwoorden: oudste - menselijke - schedel - 160.000
Scientists have unearthed three 160,000-year-old human skulls in Ethiopia.
They are believed to be the oldest known and best-preserved fossils of modern humans' immediate predecessors. The nearly complete skulls of an adult male, a child and the partial skull of a second adult appear to represent a crucial stage of human evolution when contemporary facial features developed.
Discovered in the Afar region, the skulls have a prominent forehead, flattened face and reduced brow, that contrast with older humans' projecting, heavy-browed skulls.
Lees verder bij: Ananova (11 juni 2003)