Australopithecus sediba – new analyses and surprises

A different way of walking upright

New studies of the skeletons of Australopithecus sediba suggest that this South African species has a surprising combination of features that may make it an ancestor of the human genus Homo.

Berger, L.R., 2013. The mosaic nature of Australopithecus sediba. Science Vol. 340 no. 6129, pp. 163-165. (DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6129.163)

The oldest fossil of our genus

And a new look at Homo habilis

Homo habilis

Researchers announced the oldest known fossil of the genus Homo, the evolutionary group of living humans. The new discovery, called the ‘Ledi jaw’ from Ethiopia, is 2.75 to 2.80 million years old. The lower jaw, known only from the left half, has smaller teeth than the ancestor Australopithecus and other similarities to later species of Homo, such as Homo habilis.



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