Skulls Provide Evidence of Common African Ancestors
Scientists believe that for the first time they have seen the faces of immediate ancestors of modern humans in fossilized skulls of two adults and three children over 160,000 years old. They are identifiable as modern humans excluding a few ancient characteristics. The contemporary or previous Neanderthals in Eurasia had shorter skulls. The new Ethiopian skulls have tall and narrow nasal bones, but their midfaces are broad. More primitive ancestors had more prominent brow ridges, and the Ethiopian skulls have higher more modern cranial vaults.
A major step in establishing the moment in tim…
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