Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution

September 20, 2019 - General

Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabanya, Hungary, to add its story to the origins of how humans evolved.

Rudapithecus was pretty ape-like and probably moved among branches like apes do now — holding its body upright
and climbing with its arms. However, it would have differed from modern great apes…

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Source: archeo

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