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Most complete pre-human skeleton found


Posted on Monday, 16 July, 2012 | Comment icon 25 comments


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Palaeontologists have unearthed the most complete ever pre-human skeleton at a dig site in South Africa.

The remains are believed to be a young member of the Australopithecus species and are more complete than any other discovery of its kind. It isn't clear if the skeleton belonged to a direct ancestor of modern humans or a close relative however it is believed to be at least two million years old.

"We have discovered parts of a jaw and critical aspects of the body including what appear to be a complete femur (thigh bone), ribs, vertebrae and other important limb elements, some never before seen in such completeness in the human fossil record," said palaeontologist Lee Berger.

"South African scientists said Thursday they had uncovered the most complete skeleton yet of an ancient relative of man, hidden in a rock excavated from an archaeological site three years ago."

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Comment icon #16 Posted by Jaguiar on 18 July, 2012, 2:23
Does that mean they found the ancestor of the Naked Ape?
Comment icon #17 Posted by jules3077 on 19 July, 2012, 1:06
Sometimes you just have to have faith
Comment icon #18 Posted by Kludge808 on 19 July, 2012, 1:52
This concept of evolution is somewhat off the wall. There are entities at work & control the planet either their in human form or from other dimensions. This is a zoo planet everything that has legs or wings has been genititcaly altered. Even mankind & humankind as well. Carrots are made by man many years ago by splicing to different vegetables. Tomatoes are also altered it was a poisoness berry over the many years they were able to scientifically change it by splicing another fruit/vegetable this is nothing new humans are also experiments. Your species is changing again due to alien t... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch on 19 July, 2012, 2:21
To boil my response down to simplest terms ... Huh? Edit: And when did I lose "Alien Embryo"? I think I missed that. :-) Personally I was starting to think it was a precursor to selling us tinfoil hats... LOL
Comment icon #20 Posted by Kludge808 on 15 August, 2012, 12:21
Personally I was starting to think it was a precursor to selling us tinfoil hats... LOL Hee, hee ... I agree. Notice how he says "your species". This makes me wonder what star shines on his planet.
Comment icon #21 Posted by paperdyer on 15 August, 2012, 20:12
Maybe Mycial s Greek for Mork from Ork?
Comment icon #22 Posted by Xetan on 30 August, 2012, 22:27
This concept of evolution is somewhat off the wall. There are entities at work & control the planet either their in human form or from other dimensions. This is a zoo planet everything that has legs or wings has been genititcaly altered. Even mankind & humankind as well. Carrots are made by man many years ago by splicing to different vegetables. Tomatoes are also altered it was a poisoness berry over the many years they were able to scientifically change it by splicing another fruit/vegetable this is nothing new humans are also experiments. Your species is changing again due to alien t... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 31 August, 2012, 8:33
Sometimes you just have to have faith Amen to that.
Comment icon #24 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 31 August, 2012, 8:39
This concept of evolution is somewhat off the wall. There are entities at work & control the planet either their in human form or from other dimensions. This is a zoo planet everything that has legs or wings has been genititcaly altered. Even mankind & humankind as well. Carrots are made by man many years ago by splicing to different vegetables. Tomatoes are also altered it was a poisoness berry over the many years they were able to scientifically change it by splicing another fruit/vegetable this is nothing new humans are also experiments. Your species is changing again due to alien t... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by harleyblueswoman on 20 September, 2012, 17:40
Could someone explain why mankind is so hot to prove we were animals once? Have they found that missing link yet? If apes were our ancestors....then why are there still apes?


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