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Do the new fossils really fill the human lineage gap?

and a thigh bone

Australopithecus anamensis fossils — this fossil unearthed from Asa Issie is thought to be a major breakthrough in filling human lineage, as it is an important ancient genus of humanlike creatures, or hominids. Teeth, hand and foot bones and a thigh bone are found at the site. The probable direct ancestor of humans is found to have lived more than four million years ago.

It is during a crucial phase of human evolution, these specimens of the ancient creature are helping link a huge gap been created for decades. It is in the Middle Awash region of Ethiopia, Professor Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues found the fossils.

Is the evolutionary succession between earlier and later species yet to be established?

Via: BBCNews.com