A skull of a juvenile Australopithecine sediba, nicknamed Karabo, one of two individuals found in Malapa Cave, South Africa Brett Eloff / Courtesy Profberg

Who's Our Ancestral Species? Not This South African Hominin, Scientists Say

Team calculated the probability that Australopithecus sediba, which existed 800,000 years after the earliest-known human, was ancestral to the human lineage, and concluded it isn’t very likely

The extraordinary recent discoveries in human evolution such as the discovery of a half-Denisovan, half-Neanderthal hybrid may have obscured a giant black hole in our history: We don t know which species...

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