Kenyan fossil from skull of oldest human

Lewin, R.
February 1992
New Scientist;2/29/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1810, p22
Reports that researchers have identified a fossil found in western Kenya in 1965 as the oldest fossil of the genus `Homo,' the line that led eventually to modern humans. Fossil is about 2.4 million years old; Three reasons why most scientists believe that the genus `Homo' originated much earlier than 1.9 million years ago; Earliest members of the human family evolved about 7.5 million years ago.


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