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Bare bones: Five human ancestors known only from a few fossils

Bare bones: Five human ancestors known only from a few fossils

New Scientist

Image: James St. John

Some of our ancestors are known only by the merest fossils – a toe bone here, a jaw fragment there. In those cases, it’s all we have to build the story of human evolution. But with spectacular recent finds such as Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi, that story is starting to be rewritten in ways we never imagined. Read more on newscientist.com…