Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fossil ape habitat discovered

Research by Holly Dunsworth, assistant professor of anthropology, and an international team of scientists, has shed light on the habitat where early ape ancestors lived in Kenya. She said it is quite rare  to find vegetation matter preserved alongside primate fossils. Many media outlets took notice of this discovery on Feb. 19, including United Press International, Yahoo NewsInternational Business Times, Nature World News, Fars News AgencyScience Blog and others.  The URI news release about the discovery can be found here.