South African fossils could rewrite the history of human evolution

Ancient human-like fossils in South Africa could be more than a million years older than previously thought, increasing the chance that the species they came from gave rise to humans , according to a new study.

The new date could rewrite some key milestones in the history of human evolution. This is because the discovery suggests that these fossils belong to a species that may predate the 3.2 million year old iconic ‘Lucy’ fossil. Lucy’s species has long been thought to be potentially the leading claimant to the direct ancestor of humans..

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