The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

What if Homo habilis was not a man?

2022-08-08T14:49:38.445Z

DECRYPTION - According to new analyses, specimens from South Africa are in fact Australopithecines. Paleontology is a living science. The contributions of new technologies are constantly upsetting certainties. In recent years, considerable progress has been made in the field of morphometry. This science consists in measuring the differences in morphology between fossil specimens. A team of scientists led by Clément Zanolli, CNRS researcher at the Pacea Laboratory at the University of Bordeaux, h



Paleontology is a living science.

The contributions of new technologies are constantly upsetting certainties.

In recent years, considerable progress has been made in the field of morphometry.

This science consists in measuring the differences in morphology between fossil specimens.

A team of scientists led by Clément Zanolli, CNRS researcher at the Pacea Laboratory at the University of Bordeaux, has published in the

PNAS

(

Reports of the

United States Academy of Sciences) a new analysis of several prehuman remains discovered in Africa. of the South and shows that a large number of them are in fact attributed to the wrong group.

“The idea was to study all the remains previously attributed to the first representatives of the genus

Homo

, dated between 1.5 and 2.5 million years ago in South Africa

, explains the scientist.

Of the 23 specimens studied, only 4 to 7 teeth actually belong to this group.

The genus

Homo

, which appeared in Africa…

This article is for subscribers only.

You have 80% left to discover.

Pushing back the limits of science is also freedom.

Keep reading your article for €0.99 for the first month

I ENJOY IT

Already subscribed?

Login

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2022-08-08

You may like

Tech/Game 2022-06-27T19:14:14.582Z
Tech/Game 2022-09-12T17:08:10.897Z
Tech/Game 2022-05-17T17:50:31.316Z
News/Politics 2022-07-07T08:59:38.155Z

Trends 24h

Tech/Game 2022-10-04T18:43:57.446Z
Tech/Game 2022-10-04T11:02:13.839Z
Tech/Game 2022-10-04T16:56:01.814Z

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy