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FOSSILS CONFIRM EXISTENCE OF OTHER HUMAN SPECIES


Fossils Confirm Existence of Other Human Species

In 1972, a team led by anthropologist Richard Leakey and his wife, zoologist Meave Leakey, discovered a human fossil in Kenya unlike any other. Dated to about two million years ago, the find suggested that at least two species of human coexisted in Africa at the time. The discovery of three new fossil specimens that share a number of features with the 1972 specimen, known as KNM-ER 1470, further confirms this hypothesis and strongly indicates that theevolutionary path from primate to modern human was not strictly linear but in fact included a number of branches. More… Discuss