Late Pliocene fossiliferous sedimentary record and the environmental context of early Homo from Afar, Ethiopia

@article{Dimaggio2015LatePF,
  title={Late Pliocene fossiliferous sedimentary record and the environmental context of early Homo from Afar, Ethiopia},
  author={E. Dimaggio and Christopher J. Campisano and John Rowan and G. Dupont‐Nivet and A. Deino and F. Bibi and M. Lewis and Antoine Souron and D. Garello and L. Werdelin and K. Reed and J. Arrowsmith},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={347},
  pages={1355 - 1359}
}
Finding Homo nearly 3 million years ago The fossil record of humans is notoriously patchy and incomplete. Even so, skeletal remains and artifacts unearthed in Africa in recent decades have done much to illuminate human evolution. But what is the origin of the genus Homo? Villmoare et al. found a fossil mandible and teeth from the Afar region in Ethiopia. The find extends the record of recognizable Homo by at least half a million years, to almost 2.8 million years ago. The morphological traits… Expand
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