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Skull of ‘Missing Link’ Human Ancestor Found In Ethiopia

by Pat Coate | March 27, 2006
"The Gawis cranium provides us with the opportunity to look at the face of one of our ancestors."
- Archaeology project statement

"Additionally, this fossil links us with the past by showing a face that is recognizably different and more primitive than ours."
- Archaeology project statement

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Scientists in northeastern Ethiopia said Saturday that they have discovered the skull of a small human ancestor that could be a missing link between the extinct Homo erectus and modern man.

The hominid cranium -- found in two pieces and believed to be between 500,000 and 250,000 years old -- "comes from a very significant period and is very close to the appearance of the anatomically modern human," said Sileshi Semaw, director of the Gona Paleoanthropological Research Project in Ethiopia.

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