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1.84-million-year-old human hand bone found in Tanzania

A 1.84-million-year-old modern human hand bone has been discovered in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge. Scientists have discovered the oldest known fossil of a hand bone to resemble that of a modern human, and they suggest it belonged to an unknown human relative that would have been much taller and larger than any

Humans were hunting for meat 2 million years ago

Evidence has been found in Tanzania that reveals humans were capable of hunting animals 2 million years ago, 1.6 million years earlier than previously thought. Two million years ago, our human ancestors were small-brained apemen and in the past many scientists have assumed the meat they ate had been gathered from

3.6 million-year-old footprints exhumed

The 3.6 million-yearold human footprints found in the Laetoli riverbed in Tanzania are being exhumed for study. He said archaeological experts from within and outside the country would oversee the digging of the ash bed with the footprints to get a clue of its state. "After that the experts may decide

Extinct crocodile was mammal-like

The discovery of perhistoric crocodile fossils show that the croc was more mammal-like than reptile-like. Our group, our research team, has been working in southern Tanzania for a few years now and we've found a very exciting new type of crocodile. This animal is very small compared to what

Laetoli footsteps to undergo preservation and excavation

The famous fossilized footprints at Laetoli in Tanzania,  are undergoing extensive presevation and excavation efforts. The footprints demonstrate that early hominids walked upright habitually 3.6 million years ago. He said initial preparations by experts from various departments were already underway and actual excavation and preservation process would start soon after. Acting Chief