Pretty huge discovery.
Skulls from flat faced early humans found in ‘cradle of life’ near Lake Turkana in Kenya
Scientists believe the new species eventually came to an evolutionary dead end
Scientists have discovered two new species of early human which lived alongside our direct ancestor two million years ago, before coming to an evolutionary ‘dead end’.
The revelation is based on three new fossils unearthed between 2007 and 2009 from a site near Lake Turkana in Kenya – known as the ‘cradle of mankind’. They included a face, a near-complete lower jaw, and part of a second lower jaw.
- New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution (esciencenews.com)
- New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution (phys.org)
- New Fossils Indicate Early Branching of Human Family Tree (nytimes.com)
- We weren’t alone! Scientists confirm there were two other species of early human beings (dailymail.co.uk)
- New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution (eurekalert.org)