As a near complete skull 3.8 million years old, the find opens the road to future research that will allow scientists to look back to more primitive species, while being able to reassess the transition to true humans.
The video shows the area in Ethiopia where the human-like skull of Australopithecus anamensis, known as MRD, was found and explains its significance.
The latest find adds to our knowledge of the complex evolutionary path of human-like species and fills an important gap in our understanding.
A South African fossil hominin raises many intriguing questions about how the dialectic of technology, environment, and physical and intellectual development played out in human evolution.
Skin color is controlled by multiple genes, each with many variants, which have deep evolutionary origins and are widely dispersed across human populations, irrespective of “racial” categories.
Fossil specimens from Greece and Bulgaria may represent very early members of the hominin lineage.
Several new studies highlight the dialectical interaction between the physical and genetic makeup of modern humans and the development of agriculture.