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After 15 years of rumors, researchers in the U.S. and Ethiopia made public fossils from a 4.4-million-year-old human forebearer they say reveal that our earliest ancestors were more modern than scholars assumed and deepens the evolutionary gulf separating humankind from today's apes and chimpanzees.
The real stunner, here, is that the fossils look a lot more 'human' than they do 'chimp'. It seems that the apes may have been the ones who underwent the greatest changes in phenotype after the two lines diverged."
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