Scientific Methods

Sunday, March 12, 2006

KENYANTHROPUS PLATYOPS : AN ENTIRELY NEW BRANCH ON OUR FAMILY TREE.

"Scientists have unearthed the remains of what they say is yet another new hominid, or human-like creature, in Kenya.

The discovery by Meave Leakey, of the National Museums of Kenya, and colleagues threatens to blur still further the already murky picture of man's evolution.

The find, made at Lomekwi on the western shore of Lake Turkana, includes the battered but almost complete skull and face of the hominid. The fossils were dug up from deposits which have been reliably dated to between 3.2 and 3.5 million years ago."

 
Dr Richard Knight
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Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
University of the Western Cape
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