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Old 08-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by txtebow View Post

The ancestors of monkeys, apes and humans may have originated in Asia and not Africa as often thought, new fossils suggest.

The origin of anthropoids the simians, or "higher primates," which include monkeys, apes and humans has been debated for decades among scientists. Although fossils unearthed in Egypt have long suggested that Africa was the cradle for anthropoids, other bones revealed in the last 15 years or so raised the possibility that Asia may be their birthplace.

Now, an international team of scientists has unearthed a new fossil in Southeast Asia that may prove that anthropoids originated in what is now the East, shedding light on a pivotal step in primate and human evolution.
Please. 37 million years ago? The thing probably resembled a lemur. You're talking proto-simian here.
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