'New Species' of Ancient Human Found

Scientists report a new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia.
Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old.
It means this new hominin was alive at the same time as several other early human species, suggesting our family tree is more complicated than was thought. The new species has been called Australopithecus deyiremeda, which means "close relative" in the language spoken by the Afar people.



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