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New Species Of Human Ancestor

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April 23, 1999
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Two-and-a-half-million-year-old cranial and tooth remains found in Ethiopia belong to a previously unknown hominid that may have been the immediate predecessor of humans, according to a team of Ethiopian, American, and Japanese researchers. Team members also describe other fossils from the same geological layer showing that hominids--though not necessarily the newly identified species--were walking on humanly proportioned legs and using stone tools to strip meat and scrape marrow from the bones of antelopes and horses.

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