3.8 million years old human fossil discovered in Ethiopia

Photo credit: Cleveland Museum of Natural History via AP

August 30, 2019

Researchers disclosed on Wednesday that they found a 3.8 million years old human skull in the Afar region of Ethiopia – the same region where the 3.2 million years old Lucy was found in 1974.

Professor Yohannes Haileselassie, an Ethiopian scientist, discovered the oldest human fossil, as this point in time, during his search in the areas between Kewaranso and Mille areas of Afar region.

The researcher says the skull shows the face of the primitive (prehistoric) man and belongs to the Australopithecus Anamensis man – lived the period between 4.1 million to 3.6 million years.

A report by the BBC says that the new finding could disprove the evolutionary theory.

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