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Scientists Discover Oldest Known Primate Skeleton

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June 6, 2013
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The 55 million-year-old animal could fit in the palm of your hand and dates from just after apes and humans split from tarsiers.


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Chinese Fossil Discovery Casts New Light on Origin of Primates

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Reuters (June 6, 2013) — The long-held belief that primates began their evolution in Africa has been called into question following the discovery in China, of the oldest known primate fossil. An international team of researchers announced in this month's Nature journal the discovery of Archicebus achilles eleven years after it was found and more than 55 million years after it died. Rob Muir reports.
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RAW VIDEO: Oldest Primate Fossil Discovered

RAW VIDEO: Oldest Primate Fossil Discovered

Reuters (June 7, 2013) — World's oldest primate fossil discovered in China.
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Monogamy Might Have Evolved From Protecting Babies

Monogamy Might Have Evolved From Protecting Babies

Newsy (July 30, 2013) — British and Australian researchers have compared data from 230 primate species over 75 million years.
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New Study Says Apes Possess Human-Like Memories

New Study Says Apes Possess Human-Like Memories

Newsy (July 19, 2013) — A study done at a university in Denmark shows our primate ancestors can recall past events.
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