Late Miocene hominids from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia.


Molecular studies suggest that the lineages leading to humans and chimpanzees diverged approximately 6.5-5.5 million years (Myr) ago, in the Late Miocene. Hominid fossils from this interval, however, are fragmentary and of uncertain phylogenetic status, age, or both. Here I report new hominid specimens from the Middle Awash area of Ethiopia that date to 5.2… (More)


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@article{HaileSelassie2001LateMH, title={Late Miocene hominids from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia.}, author={Yohannes Haile-Selassie}, journal={Nature}, year={2001}, volume={412 6843}, pages={178-81} }