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Australopithecus Sediba

September 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Australopithecus Sediba Paved the Way for Homo Species, New Studies Suggest
ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — Researchers have revealed new details about the brain, pelvis, hands and feet of Australopithecus sediba, a primitive hominin that existed around the same time early Homo species first began to appear on Earth. The new Au. sediba findings make it clear that this ancient relative displayed both primitive characteristics as well as more modern, human-like traits. And due to this “mosaic” nature of the hominin’s features, researchers are now suggesting that Au. sediba is the best candidate for an ancestor to the Homo genus.

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  • 1 Enezio E. de Almeida Filho // Sep 10, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I am not impressed with these studies published in Science. Sounds like Ardipithecus Ramidus to me! And Science published the Ardi story, too!!!

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