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Giant ape fossil discovery could help scientists to rewrite the story of human evolution

10 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Scientists have found a set of ancient teeth which let them trace the ‘evolutionary relationship' between a living orangutan and an extinct giant ape from about two million years ago.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest it could be possible to extend ‘the evolutionary relationships between modern humans and extinct ones further back in time, at least up to two million years'.
The dental enamel, believed to be around 1.9 million years old, belongs to the Gigantopithecus blacki - an ancient primate that lived in southern China.
The researchers say the genetic materials...
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