Blow to multiple human species idea

The Dmanisi D4500 early Homo cranium
The 1.8 million-year-old skull is the most complete hominid skull ever found

The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow.

Instead, scientists say early human fossils found in Africa and Eurasia may have been part of the same species.

Writing in the journal Science, the team says that Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis and Homo erectus are all part of a single evolving lineage that led to modern humans.

But others in the field reject this.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24564375

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  1. The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago is being called into question.

    Scientists in Georgia studying the largest set of complete primitive human remains believe there was only one human species, which displayed more variety than previously thought.

    BBC News explains the background in 90 seconds. (Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24587378)

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