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PLOS’s top five human evolution discoveries of 2017

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Here, their top house picks:

1) A new Homo naledi fossil nicknamed Neo

2) Ancient human DNA discovered in dirt

3) Homo sapiens fossils from Morocco that are over 300,000 years old!

4) Humans arrived in Australia 65,000 years ago

5) A new species of ancient ape, Nyanzapithecus alesi More.

Reasons for rankings, of course, provided.

See also: What we know and don’t know about human evolution

3 Replies to “PLOS’s top five human evolution discoveries of 2017

  1. 1
    rvb8 says:

    Of course these are just a few of the more well known discoveries, for this particular solar sojurn, of 2017.:) It fails to explain that in the field of evolution, a hell of a lot more was discovered, and published, if you care to check that is.

    Still, more physical, tangible, supporting evidence, though completely unecessary, is always, always, welcome.:)

  2. 2
    News says:

    rvb8, we think that’s why they are the Top Five rather than All 500. All deepen the mystery.

  3. 3 says:

    Note that while they are labeled “human evolution discoveries”, none of these adds anything to the evolution argument.

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