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Italian, Eritrean scientists uncover million-year-old fossil


Milan, January 28 - An Italian-Eritrean research
team has discovered skull fragments of a human ancestor dating
back approximately one million years.
The fossils were found at Muhuli Amo in Eritrea, which lies
in the Horn of Africa, at an archaeological site where a wealth
of early tools have been found.
The international research team, led by paleoanthropologist
Alfredo Coppa of Rome's University Sapienza, says the skull
fragments belong to the same individual whose remains have been
previously discovered by researchers.
This time, the fossil fragments will help researchers put
together a larger section of the skull.
That, said Coppa, will lead to a better understanding of
man's origins.
"These new findings confirm conclusively that the area that
we are investigating is one of the areas with the highest
potential for research dealing with the origins of our species
'sapiens', whose direct ancestors appear in the region of about
400,000 years later".

(photo: archive picture of a dig)

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