Ancient anthropoid origins discovered in Africa
The fossil teeth and jawbones of two new species of tiny monkey-like creatures that lived 37 million years ago have been sifted from ancient sediments in the Egyptian desert, researchers have reported.
They said their findings firmly establish that the common ancestor of living anthropoids -- in...
Little teeth suggest big jump in primate timeline
... to the researchers.
"It's certainly the oldest anthropoid
from Asia and India," said Richard Kay, a Duke pro...on years ago. But, until now, the fossil record of anthropoid
primates has extended back only 45 million years. ...from India are exciting because they show that the anthropoid
lineage is much more ancient than we realized."
Big brains arose twice in higher primates
...ich have E.Q.'s ranging from 1.39-2.44 (and even higher for humans).
"The result is clear: early fossil members of both the New World and Old World anthropoid
lineages had small brain sizes, thus the larger brain sizes seen in both groups today must have arisen independently," says Flynn. "Documenting that l...