Fossil Find May Be 'missing Link' In Human Evolution

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  • 'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long ...
    'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate - CNN Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious...
    03/30/2020 - 11:22 am | View Website
  • Study: South African fossils are 'missing link' in human ...
    Fossils discovered in South Africa are the 'missing link' in human evolution, study finds. New research says fossils found in South Africa fill a key gap in humankind’s history between early humans and our more apelike predecessors. Post to Facebook.
    03/30/2020 - 9:49 am | View Website
  • Fossil Ida: Extraordinary find is 'missing link' in human ...
    Ida, one of the most complete primate fossils ever found, a 47-million-year-old human ancestor. Photograph: Atlantic Productions Ltd Scientists have discovered an exquisitely preserved ancient...
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  • "Missing Link" Skeletons Finally Deciphered
    Thanks to a nine-year-old boy who tripped over a rock while following his dog, scientists made a discovery that they are now convinced is the “missing link” in human evolution. The fossils of Australopithecus sediba were found in 2008 after the boy, Matthew Berger, stopped to examine the rock he tripped over in what is now called the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa.
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  • Human Missing Link
    The fossil has not been assigned to a specific species, but palaeoanthropologists are confident it belongs to the human family, Homo, which has characteristic features such as bipedalism, hands ...
    03/21/2020 - 5:30 pm | View Website
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