Malapa Hominin 1 (male) and Malapa Hominin 2 (female) were found from the same hominin species. After the decades of analysis, scientists knew that skeletons in South Africa were investigating both Australopithecus sediba. ( Sculptures Elisabeth Daynes / Photo S. Entressangle | University of Michigan's Museum of Nature History )
A few skeletons that were processed over a decade ago were first reviewed by two different hominin types, but new research suggests that they are of the same type.
The skeletons – called Malapa Hominin 1 (male) and Malapa Hominin 2 (female) – were examined by a website in South Africa, the epitome of life. Both skeletons have been dated to be about 2 million years old.
The research appears in a magazine PaleoAnthropology As part of a comprehensive series focusing on Australopithecus sediba (A. sediba), a hominin was first discovered in South Africa in 2008. t
Malapa Skeletons were out of the same types
In the last few decades, researchers have included the few skeletons, which are said to be complete as the famous "Lucy" in Ethiopia. They analyzed a total of 135 fossils, including the shoes, upper and lower lambs, vertebral column, thoracic and pelvis.
Its main discovery is that A. Sediba is a kind of species of A. africanus and frate members of & # 39; a genus Homo, like the H. habilis. The mentioned species, however, cause some functions with both groups, which means that all three have a "close close evolutionary relationship".
In the first instance, the scientists thought that MH1 and MH2 were different in nature because of their differences in their rugged resistance. However, the new analysis of PaleoAnthropology researchers found that the differences were not the same age group.
One of the skeletons belonged to a juvenile, whose lobular vertebrates were not yet fully developed.
"When it happens, the two are Homo erectus Skeletons we've got are boys, so MH1 seems to be easier, even though it's a juvenile, "explained Scott Williams, a responder from New York University. You did not include the magazine.
The skeletons were discovered by Lee Berger, a professor at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
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The researchers also believed that the A. sediba paved a lot of time, to climb trees, both for food or for food or for rye.
"This larger image shines light on" "lifeways fan A. sediba and also on a big transition in the hominin evolution, that of & # 39; a largest apricot species broad in & nbsp; a scale Australopithecus to the first members of our own genus, Homo, Williams said.
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