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Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record – Ars Technica

This extremely rare find bridges the gap between Austalopiths and the other, older fossils found in Africa. The article details some of the physical traits, like an upright faith and jaw shape.

Finds like this are more than they may first appear. They confirm both earlier and later fossils as part of a steady, evolutionary walk from the ancestor of all great apes to modern humans.
 
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Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record – Ars Technica

This extremely rare find bridges the gap between Austalopiths and the other, older fossils found in Africa. The article details some of the physical traits, like an upright faith and jaw shape.

Finds like this are mpre than may first appear. They confirm both earlier and later fossils as part of a already, evolutionary walk from the anceator of all great apes to modern humans.
Dang. This is like week old news!
 
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Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record – Ars Technica

This extremely rare find bridges the gap between Austalopiths and the other, older fossils found in Africa. The article details some of the physical traits, like an upright faith and jaw shape.

Finds like this are mpre than may first appear. They confirm both earlier and later fossils as part of a already, evolutionary walk from the anceator of all great apes to modern humans.
Dang. This is like week old news!
A whole week?!?!?!?! Wow!

What's a week, compared to 3.8 million years? ;)
 

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Transition species usually are not very successful, so there are not many fossils to find.
 

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Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record – Ars Technica

This extremely rare find bridges the gap between Austalopiths and the other, older fossils found in Africa. The article details some of the physical traits, like an upright faith and jaw shape.

Finds like this are more than they may first appear. They confirm both earlier and later fossils as part of a steady, evolutionary walk from the ancestor of all great apes to modern humans.
What’s also remarkable is that difference species of human ancestors existed at the same time; human evolution is likely non-linear.
 
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Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record – Ars Technica

This extremely rare find bridges the gap between Austalopiths and the other, older fossils found in Africa. The article details some of the physical traits, like an upright faith and jaw shape.

Finds like this are more than they may first appear. They confirm both earlier and later fossils as part of a steady, evolutionary walk from the ancestor of all great apes to modern humans.
What’s also remarkable is that difference species of human ancestors existed at the same time; human evolution is likely non-linear.
Yep. They were very mobile and capable and somewhat organized. The populations would not have stayed as isolated from one another as, say, mountain and lowland gorillas have for so long.
 

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Transition species
I'm not sure that term has any real meaning, though. If one fossil is a transition fossil, they all are.
The idea is that since evolution is not directed, so then when random mutations happen, they are more likely to be unsuccessful rather than successful. So by transition species, I mean one that is less successful. Regardless of how long they last, less successful transition species are always going to be low in number, so then hard to find. Once a new mutation makes them more successful, they are much easier to find fossil remains. A more successful species will also have less inbreeding as well, so likely will remain the same longer.
 

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Transition species usually are not very successful, so there are not many fossils to find.
Because they do not exist
Why would you have a string of so similar species with only slight differences, unless one evolved into the other?
If you do not believe in evolution, then would there not only be one final species, with no different predecessors at all?
 

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Transition species usually are not very successful, so there are not many fossils to find.
The one in question here was only around for something like 100,000 years if I remember right.
Which is a fairly short period of time considering they are talking of over 3 millions years of human evolution.
And if the species did not travel much, or have a large population, fining any remains is often nearly impossible.
Species not only disappear from things like plague, competition, climate change, etc., but they can simply be absorbed by a more successful branch they can interbreed with, like what happened with Neanderthal.
 

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I didnt see in the article where they found a genealogy report as to who or what it gave birth too,,,or what gave birth to it,,,

but who really cares about details anymore
 

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Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record – Ars Technica

This extremely rare find bridges the gap between Austalopiths and the other, older fossils found in Africa. The article details some of the physical traits, like an upright faith and jaw shape.

Finds like this are more than they may first appear. They confirm both earlier and later fossils as part of a steady, evolutionary walk from the ancestor of all great apes to modern humans.
What’s also remarkable is that difference species of human ancestors existed at the same time; human evolution is likely non-linear.
or its likely complete fabrication
 

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