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Scientists Name New Species of Human Ancestor Press "Enter" to skip to content

Scientists Name New Species of Human Ancestor

As per the trusted source of information, the scientists have declared the name of a newly discovered species of human ancestor, as Homo bodoensis.

According to the scientists, the Species lived around 50,000 years ago in Africa, during the time of the Middle Pleistocene age, and was considered as the direct ancestor of modern humans. The name of the bodoensis was obtained from the skull found in Bodo D’ar in the Awash River valley of Ethiopia.

The scientists further said that the epoch is important because it was when Homo sapiens, seemed in Africa and the Neanderthals, known as Homo neanderthalensis, in Europe. Moreover, few paleoanthropologists haves designated this epoch as “the muddle in the middle” because human development during this stage is poorly understood.

Scientists Name New Species of Human Ancestor

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic, of the University of Winnipeg in Canada and the author of the research study stated that when we talk about human evolution during that time period became difficult due to the lack of the appropriate terminology which recognized the human geographic difference. Based on the new classification, Homo bodoensis will be designated the most Middle Pleistocene humans from Africa and some from south-east Europe, whereas several Middle Pleistocene humans from the concluding continent will be categorized as Neanderthals.

Christopher Bae, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and one of the co-authors of the research added that overview of Homo bodoensis is intended to part the Gordian knot and permit us to speak up evidently about this significant phase in human development.

The study is issued in the journal Nature, which is supposed to be the first-ever ancient human DNA has been found in the Wallacea. The DNA was taken out from the flinty part of Bessé’s temporal bone, which domiciles the inner ear. The scientist believed that the intact DNA was an exceptional finding.