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Skull of Human Ancestor is 1,800,000 Years Old
Vivid snapshot of early human evolution on the move
Scientists say our family tree may have fewer branches than we had thought

[Source: Oct 17, 2013 article by Seth Borenstein at PhysOrg]

  1. This 2005 photo provided by the journal Science shows the 1.8 million-year-old pre-human skull as it was found in the ground at the medieval village Dmanisi, Georgia.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Georgia National Museum)
           It’s the most complete ancient hominid skull found to date, and it is the earliest evidence of human ancestors moving out of Africa and spreading north to the rest of the world, according to a study published Oct. 17, 2013, in the journal Science

  2. Photo taken Oct. 2, 2013, in Tbilisi, Georgia  
    (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

  3. Photo taken Oct. 2, 2013, in Tbilisi, Georgia: 
    David Lordkipanidze, director of the Georgia National Museum, 
    holds the skull found in 2005   (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

  4. Ancient skulls and jaws of pre-human ancestors are displayed at the Georgia National Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

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