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New hominid species may be early version of Homo sapiens
...notable features were the absence of a chin in the jawbone
and a very small cranial capacity. In addition to LB1, fragments of eight other individuals were found, along with advanced stone tools. The initial conclusion was that H. floresiensis was a new species, a dwarf derived from Home erectus. In the cu...
Hominid fossils from Ethiopia link ape-men to more distant human ancestors
... The first of the newly reported fossils, an upper jawbone
with teeth, was discovered in November 1994 at Aramis, the site of earlier fossil finds of Au. anamensis. In 2000, 2003 and again in both January and December 2005, the team found additional teeth and jaw fragments at Asa Issie, about 10 kilometers w...
Magdalenian Girl is a woman and therefore has oldest recorded case of impacted wisdom teeth
... forces, which could have stimulated growth of the jawbone
and thereby created more room for the wisdom teeth to erupt. "Finding impacted wisdom teeth 15,000 years ago indicates that the human diet might have already changed, some would say 'deteriorated,' earlier than previously thought," said Robert D. Ma...
Prehistoric jawbone reveals evolution repeating itself
...n state of Victoria, paleontologists found a lower jawbone
of the world's oldest-known monotreme, Teinolophos trusleri, a small primitive mammal much like today's shrew. "The ear bones are still attached to the lower jaw, which implies that this shift had to occur in later monotremes and independently of the...