Missing link between man and apes found
A "missing link" between humans and their apelike ancestors has been discovered.
By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
The discovery of a nearly-complete early human skeleton is set to revolutionise scientists' understanding of human evolution.
Homo habilis lived 2.0-1.6 million years ago and had a wide distribution in Africa Photo: SPL
The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.
Scientists believe the almost-complete fossilised skeleton belonged to a previously-unknown type of early human ancestor that may have been a intermediate stage as ape-men evolved into the first species of advanced humans, Homo habilis.
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