Scientists in South Africa say they accept apparent a abeyant missing articulation in the evolutionary chain, afterwards they affirmation to accept begin the fossilised charcoal of our ancient ancestors.
Australopithecus sediba, whose charcoal were apparent in a South African cavern three years ago, had a continued deride and almost abbreviate fingers like avant-garde man, and a academician shaped added like that of a animal than a chimpanzee.
Until now it was believed that our ancient identifiable ancestors were Homo habilis or Homo rudolfensis, fossils begin in East Africa. But the anew apparent creature, declared in bristles affidavit in the account Science today, is several hundred thousand years older.
Prof Lee Berger, from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, said: “The abounding actual avant-garde appearance begin in the academician and body, and the beforehand date, accomplish it possibly the best applicant antecedent for our genus, the brand Homo.”