Fossils of Earliest Ancestors a Million Years Older Than Previously Thought: Scientists

Fossils of our earliest ancestors in the “cradle of humankind” are a million years older than previously thought, according to new research.

The Sterkfontein Caves in Johannesburg, South Africa, reveal nearly 4 million years of evolution, say scientists, and contain more than a third of the world’s early hominid bones – crucial links in the chain to modern humans.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site has now been identified as the “global center” of our ancient past.

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