New 13 Million-Year-Old Infant Skull Sheds Light on Ape Ancestry

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 13:32 in Paleontology & Archaeology

The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 10th, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of the​ Stony Brook University-affiliated ​Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University, and De Anza College, U.S.A.

Read the whole article on Newswise - Scinews

More from Newswise - Scinews

Latest Science Newsletter

Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free!

Check out our next project, Biology.Net