New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution

by Blogburger on August 9, 2012

Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus — Homo — living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago. The finds, announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 9th, include a face, a remarkably complete lower jaw, and part of a second lower jaw.

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