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Soil Suggests Early Humans Lived In Forests Instead Of Grasslands

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July 13, 2001
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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Carbon isotope evidence in almost 6-million-year-old soils suggests that the earliest humans already were evolving in – and likely preferred – humid forests rather than grasslands, report a team of scientists working in Ethiopia.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Carbon isotope evidence in almost 6-million-year-old soils suggests that the earliest humans already were evolving in – and likely preferred – humid forests rather than grasslands, report a team of scientists working in Ethiopia.


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