Scientific Methods

Sunday, March 12, 2006

AFRICAN APE-MAN'S HAND UNEARTHED

"Scientists have uncovered a complete hand and arm of the ape-man Australopithecus - the first discovery of its kind.

The fossil bones are likely to yield dramatic new details about the anatomy and behaviour of this distant cousin to modern humans.

It should also tell us something about how our own hands and arms evolved.

The remains were found in a cave at Sterkfontein, South Africa, by Dr Ron Clarke and his assistants who have been working on the site for several years."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/566187.stm
 
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University of the Western Cape
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