New fossil points to another line of hominins

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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v483/n7391/full/nature10922.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/29/new_homninin_found/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/science/african-foot-fossil-indicates-another-hominin-species-lived-with-lucy.html?_r=2


From the NYT
A 3.4-million-year-old fossil foot found in Ethiopia appears to settle the long-disputed question of whether there was only a single line of hominins — species more closely related to humans than to chimpanzees — between four million and three million years ago. The fossil record for that period had been virtually limited to the species Australopithecus afarensis, made famous by the 3.2-million-year-old Lucy skeleton.

I am not much for biology most of the time but things like this certainly catch my interest.
 

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