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1.34-Million-Year-Old Hominin Found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

The first skull of Paranthropus boisei, dated to 1.75 million years old, was discovered in 1959 at Olduvai by the anthropologist Dr Mary Leakey. A number of hominin's skull fossils have been discovered over the years, but the build and skeletal adaptations of the rest of the Paranthropus boisei's body have been unknown, until now.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:59 AM


The Paranthropus boisei individual likely stood 1.0 to 1.4 m tall and possessed a robust frame.

They were probably some squat little powerhouses.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:20 AM

That's a great find I like reading about past ape tp man.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:54 PM

As years go by we learn more and more about our ancestors... endlessly interesting and fascinating!  :tu:

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:32 PM

I enjoy reading about our lost little hairy ancestors.  :tu:

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

great discovery but partial parts are not that reliable, like the java man for an instance.

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