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Dec 2, 2020

Discovery of two-million-year-old skull in South Africa throws new light on human evolution

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The fossil was a male Paranthropus robustus, a species that existed alongside our early human ancestors as a ‘cousin species’.

Academics from La Trobe University’s Archaeology Department in Melbourne, Australia led the excavation and reconstruction of the large-toothed rare skull from the Drimolen Main Quarry north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Researchers described the fossil — that was found in 2018 on South African Father’s Day (June 20) — as exciting.

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