Fossils Of 2 Million Years The Ancestors Of Man Hopes To Increase

Monday, September 26, 2011

A new analysis of bones, which are almost 2 million years, suggests that they are organisms that may be the candidate for the head of an ancient ancestor of humans, paleontologists reported Thursday.

Call sediba Australopithecus ape, South Africa, Lee Berger, chief of staff of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, suggests that many "human" traits - inches long, walking upright, wide hips - this evolved from extinct. This may be "the best candidate for the ancestor" to the people than any other species considered as a precursor to date, says Berger.

Africa is the cradle of humanity, where Australopithecus ("southern ape") precursors to modern humans and apes occurred over millions of years, as evidenced by the fossil and DNA evidence. Dinosaur Fossils of South Africa are among the best preserved examples.

"These fossils are important and remarkably detailed," says paleontologist Bernard Wood of George Washington University in Washington DC, there was not a part of the discovery team. Wood, other paleontologists have warned in the report claim the team of human parents. "I have some similarities with Warren Buffett, but I'm not a billionaire," Wood said. "A couple of similarities is not an ancestor to do."

About 4 feet high, were sediba fossils of Australopithecus ("southern ape source") discovered in 2008 and first reported last year Malapa a place in South Africa, a series of presentations ancient caves. species missing climbed trees like orangutans and travel through the earth as human beings. In five articles published in the journal Science, the team discovered an in-depth look on the human fossil-like features:

• Fossils reveal hands and wrists inches long that looks like a man of them, which would allow the tool to use. Curved fingers seem more ape-like.

• reveal the bones of the foot-righteous attitude as people walking, but the ankle bones of tree-climber.

• waist hip reconstructions reveal a large, "said by some to be a development that could be the ancestors of the birth of the great human brain children", says researcher Kibii work, including the University of the Witwatersrand.

• The brains were less than one third the size of a modern man, but retains the features of the skull-house, the team suggests, resemble the precursors of specialized brain areas in modern man.

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