‘Missing link’ in human history confirmed after long debate
Scientists after they have confirmed the missing link in the humanity’s family tees from a set of contentious fossils which actually represented that link said that the early humans still had been swinging with the trees and that is almost about two million years ago from now. The fossils of the Australopithecus sediba have been fueled the debates of the scientists since they were been in the process to find out at the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa almost about the 10 years ago from now.
And now researchers have recently established that they are really closely linked to the Homo genus, which is actually the representation of a bridging species between the early humans and their predecessors and that situations proves that the early humans were still swinging from trees 2 million years ago.
The Malapa site that is known as the South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind,” was famously discovered by the accident by nine-year-old Matthew Berger as he chased after his dog. That stroke of luck eventually had led that to this week’s finding which was later on mentioned in the journals.
The findings helped them to fill a gap in humankind’s history, which had slided in between the famous 3-million-year-old skeleton of “Lucy” and the “handy man” Homo habilis, which was actually found to be using various tools between 1.5 and 2.1 million years ago. They showed that early humans of the period had “spent significant time climbing in trees, perhaps for foraging and for the protection from the predators and well this is stated according to the study in the journal “Paleoanthropology.””This larger picture sheds light on the lifeways of A. sediba and also on a major transition in hominin evolution,” said lead researcher Scott Williams of New York University. The remains of a hominid may be one of the that which is of most importance in the palaeoanthropological discoveries in the nearest times and those which are unveiled on April 8, 2010 during a press conference which was conducted in Maropeng.
Two skeletons of a new hominid species were dating back each other two million years ago and had been found in South Africa and have shed light on a previously unknown stage for now a person that was previously included in human evolution, scientists said today. This is really a great discovery for the people as most of them weren’t sure about that.