Earliest human home found in S. Africa
A Canadian-led research team probing the dirt floor of a hillside cavern in South Africa has discovered proof that the site was occupied by a hominid species two million years ago, making it the earliest known home of our cave-dwelling human ancestors.
Small tools believed to have been used by homo habilis--one of several
species of advanced primates that lived in south-ern Africa at that
time--were unearthed by University of Toronto archeologist Michael Chazan
and colleagues from the Hebrew Universityin Jerusalem and South Africa's
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