Palaeoanthropology: The middle Pliocene gets crowded

  title={Palaeoanthropology: The middle Pliocene gets crowded},
  author={Fred Spoor},
  • F. Spoor
  • Published 28 May 2015
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Nature
New hominin fossils discovered in Ethiopia, dated to between 3.5 million and 3.3 million years ago, suggest that species diversity may have been as high during early human evolution as in later periods. See Article p.483 The Middle Pliocene, between around 3.5 and 3.3 million years ago, seems to have been crucial for hominins living in Africa. There were several different species living there and the period included the first stirrings of tool use and possibly the emergence of the genus Homo… 

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