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Monday, September 24, 2007

Possible Missing Links Found in Dmanisi, Georgia

A team of researchers working in Dmanisi, Georgia uncovered the remains of four human-like creatures dating back to about 1.8 million years. The bones possess both primitive and advanced features, leading them to think they may be some kind of missing link and among some of the first human ancestors. Many of the features resemble Homo Erectus, with human-like spines and lower limbs and high arches, but a difference in size between the genders places them in the Homo Sapien realm.

However, their relatively small brains and short upper limbs place them in the Homo habilis species, as well as the even more primitive Australopithicus -- the most famous specimen of which is "Lucy." Researchers found that they had ape-like hands and their proportions were not completely human-like.

They believe these may be the oldest remains found at any site more than 300,000 years old.

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