Published August 8, 2012
New fossils recast a flat-faced oddity as a star species in the first chapter of the human story—perhaps even as our oldest known truly human ancestor.
At the least, the fossils confirmthat at least three different human species inhabited the same Kenyan neighborhood at the dawn of humanity, according to a new study led by paleontologists Meave and Louise Leakey.
- New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution (phys.org)
- New Fossils Indicate Early Branching of Human Family Tree (nytimes.com)
- Image Gallery: New Human Ancestors from Kenya (livescience.com)
- Early Man was not alone: study (news.com.au)
- Fossils hint at distant cousins to our ancestors (cnsnews.com)
- Fossils confirm three early humans roamed Africa (newscientist.com)