Monday, October 25

Two-million-year-old skull of ancient human “cousin” discovered

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The two-million-year-old skull belongs to the species Paranthropus robustus.

The discovery of a two-million-year-old skull in South Africa gives more clarity about the evolution of humans, Australian researchers announced.

The skull belongs to a male of the species Paranthropus robustus, a “cousin” of Standing man, believed to be a direct ancestor of modern humans.

The two species lived more or less at the same time, but Paranthropus robustus it was extinguished first.

The team of researchers described the discovery as exciting.

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