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Skull Suggests Single Human Species Emerged From Africa, Not Several

Well-Preserved Find 1.8 Million Years Old Drastically Simplifies Evolutionary Picture

South Africa has a lot of fossils showing the evidence of human evolution.  Pictures is a skull called Mrs. Ples which is around 2.5 million years old.  It was found in the Sterkfontein caves which is close to Johannesburg.

Ancient South Africa, the Cradle of Human kind

archaeological evidence does suggest that ancient South Africa is the place where human kind had its earliest origin.

Death of  Professor Phillip Tobias, the great South African palaeoanthropologist. He will be sadly missed.

Phillip Tobias

Phillip Tobias, who has died aged 86, was a South African palaeoanthropologist who participated in almost all the major digs at hominid fossil sites in southern Africa since 1945, and led excavations at one of the world’s most important palaeo-archaeological sites, the Sterkfontein Caves.

The original complete skull (without upper teeth and mandible) of a 2,1 million years old Australopithecus africanus specimen so-called "Mrs. Ples" (catalogue number STS 5, Sterkfontein cave, hominid fossil number 5), discovered in South Africa .

The original complete skull (without upper teeth and mandible) of a 2,1 million years old Australopithecus africanus specimen so-called "Mrs. Ples" (catalogue number STS 5, Sterkfontein cave, hominid fossil number 5), discovered in South Africa .

Timeline of human origins revised: New synthesis of research links changing environment with Homo's evolutionary adaptability
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Timeline of human origins revised: New synthesis of research links changing environment with Homo's evolutionary adaptability

Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these characteristics for decades, they are reconsidering the true evolutionary factors that drove them.

Early Hominids Lucy | Map showing the location of the Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein ...
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Professor Ron Clarke working on the between 4.1-million and 3.3-million years old “Little Foot” skeleton found at Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.
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Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves | Official Visitor Centres for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Professor Ron Clarke working on the between 4.1-million and 3.3-million years old “Little Foot” skeleton found at Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.

Phillip Tobias

Phillip Tobias