Posted by: drew | April 13, 2006

Another Huge Missing Fossil Link Found.

This time the link filled in is between pre-human species.

Yahoo and everyone else reports:

  Scientists found teeth, upper jaws, hand and foot bones and fragments of other bones of the ancient species in the Afar desert. Brill Atlanta photo by David L. Brill via Associated Press Four-million-year-old remains in Ethiopia have provided the first hard proof of a link between two key stages of human evolution by bridging the gap between pre-human species, paleontologists said.

"For the first time, we found fossils that allow us to connect the first phase of human evolution and the second phase," Dr Berhane Asfaw, anthropologist and co-research director of the project that found the remains, told a news conference Wednesday in Addis Ababa.

"The fossils represent unambiguous evidence for human evolution," he said.

Well, the fossil record has just seen two huge discoveries in the span of a couple of weeks…astounding.

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