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20 million-year-old primate skull found in Uganda

The skull of a Ugandapithecus major has been unearthed in Uganda. The 20 million-year-old specimen comes from the site of an extinct volcano in Uganda's north-east Karamoja region. The scientists say preliminary analysis showed the tree-climbing herbivore was roughly 10 years old when it died. The skull is about the same size as

Primates came from Asia, not Africa

Fossils of four ancient lemur-like creatures have been found in Libya, suggesting primates arose in Asia, not Africa. The conventional narrative of primate development places the origins of anthropoids — monkeys and apes, including humans — in Africa. Some paleontologists, however, think Asia is the more likely cradle for that

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