Thursday, September 20, 2007

Oldest Hominids outside of Africa

The remains discovered in Dmanisi show some traits indicative of Homo habilis, and are two million years old.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Georgia clues to human origins
In many respects, the well-preserved fossils resemble Homo erectus, a species from the genus Homo that first appeared in Africa some two million years ago and quickly spread throughout Europe and much of Asia.

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