EARLY SKULL FOUND
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[ April 4th 2006 ]
excavating a fossil site in Ethiopia have unearthed
an ancient skull which they say could be a "missing
link" between Homo erectus and modern people,
according to BBC.
The cranium was found in two pieces and is believed
by its discoverers to be between 500,000 and 250,000
erectus ("upright man") is a hominine species
that is believed to be an ancestor of modern humans
(with Homo heidelbergensis usually treated as
an intermediary step). The species is found from
the middle Pleistocene onwards.
will continue to survey the area in the Gawis
River drainage basin in the hope of learning more
about ancient civilisation and piecing together
the missing jigsaw of evolution.