Tag: Human Origins

The first human ancestor comes from Europe. A 7.2 million-year old fossil that rewrites man’s origin.

The first human ancestor comes from Europe. A 7.2 million-year old fossil that rewrites man’s origin.

Two 7.2 million-year old fossils have been recently reviewed. These suggest that humans have separated from primates a few hundred of thousand of years earlier than we thought. This fossil can be the oldest species of hominin ever discovered. We know that humans and chimps (Pan troglodytes) have the same common ancestor, but the place…

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