Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa | Reuters

The lower jaw of the 7.175 million-year-old Graecopithecus freybergi (El Graeco) from Pyrgos Vassilissis, Greece is shown in this handout provided May 19, 2017. Courtesy of Wolfgang Gerber, University of Tübingen/Handout via REUTERS

Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.

Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an…

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