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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.

http://www.sci-news....ania-01603.html

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:59 AM

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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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