Meave leakey fossil million years dating

Feibel of Rutgers University, was supported by the Leakey Foundation.

Although a few specialists in human origins questioned whether the still sparse evidence was sufficient to back the new conclusions, Ian Tattersall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, who was not involved in the new discovery, concluded, “This new material certainly substantiates the idea, long gathering ground, that multiple lineages of early Homo are present in the record at Koobi Fora.” Dr.

"I don't have any scientific grounds to say that this is directly anecestral.

It certainly is a branch of the human family tree," says Leakey in the Los Angeles Times.

“These fossils are anatomically like 1470, and we now have some teeth,” she said.

habilis, first discovered in 1964, or a separate and controversial parallel species known as H.

rudolfensis, to which 1470 has often been tentatively assigned. erectus emerged around the same time, joining the other two species in Africa.

So much about the creature is still guesswork." The Boston Globe says: "It is difficult to establish that flat-faced man was even a new species, because there are simply too few fossils available for comparison." A commentary in Nature Magazine admitted that of the 30 fossil fragments found, only 2 have been actually assigned to flat-faced man. According to the data, Flat-faced man is/isn't an ancestor of modern man?

The dating of Flat-face man is also in question Daniel E.

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