Skull Connects the Homo Genus Family

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A 1.8 million-year-old skull found in the country of Georgia says that the earliest members of the Homo genus actually belonged to the same species but with a different look.

    Scientists uncovered a 1.8 million-year-old skull that suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus--Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, Homo erectus and the rest of the gang--actually belonged to the same species…but just looked different.   The skull, found in the country Georgia, has a small brain cave with a big face and teeth.  It was found next to remains of four other early human ancestors, some animal fossils, and bone tools from the same place and time, which means they lived together at the same time and geological space. Researchers that these new findings say that these diverse fossils actually “represent variation among members of a single, evolving lineage.”