Did man’s last common ancestor with apes live in Europe?
The article reports on an intriguing finding, that of an ape tooth 7 million years old in Bulgaria. The intriguing part is that the tooth displays some features that might qualify its owner as a hominin. Since apes lived in Europe prior to that, this potentially means that mankind’s last common ancestor with apes was located in Europe. This would replace Africa, which is where we have so far thought our last common ancestor existed. Still, one tooth does not a human make – more evidence needed.
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