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Scientists uncover new species of human ancestor
Date:4/9/2010

ong with the partial skeletons of other animals such as Dinofelis, a large-toothed cat.

Comprehensive excavations, including a study of the animal remains and isotopic analysis, are likely to reveal more information about what the climate was like and the world in which Au. sediba lived. These are scheduled for the middle of the year.

"It is likely that these fossils do not represent the oldest evidence for Australopithecus sediba. Sediments older than 2 million years occur at the site and only time will tell if they will reveal earlier examples of sediba or other species of early human ancestors," Dr Herries said.


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Contact: Stephen Offner
s.offner@unsw.edu.au
61-293-858-107
University of New South Wales
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