New Fossil Fits as ‘Missing Link,’ Scientists Argue

New Fossil Fits as ‘Missing Link,’ Scientists Argue

Jennifer Viegas

April 13, 2010 8:31:00


  • Fossils for a new human ancestor suggest it’s the transitional species that gave rise to humans.
  • Remains previously attributed to the genus Homo may actually belong to australopithecines.
  • A remnant of the new human ancestor’s dried brain may exist, and could yield DNA.

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