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Fossils confirm early humans with flat faces


Fossils found in Kenya confirm three different human species living together at the dawn of humanity.

“These new fossils provide great tests of earlier hypotheses of how diverse the early Homo record was,” explains NYU anthropologist Susan Antón.

“They provide anatomical support for the idea of multiple species of early Homo, but, more importantly, they suggest ideas about how the species might have divided up the environment—these species weren’t separated into a large species and a small species; instead, the fossils suggest remarkable size variation within each species, but with different facial anatomies.”

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