17-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil Gives Clues to Humanity's Birthplace

March 18, 2015 3:37 AM

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(Photo : Dr. Henry Wichura, Louis L. Jacobs, Andrew Lin, Michael J. Polcyn, Fredrick K. Manthi, Dale A. Winkler, Manfred R. Strecker and Matthew Clemens, 2015, "Turkana ziphiid" / Digital Morphology)

More than the discovery of the fact that a fossil of a beaked whale is 17 million years old is the realization that the said artifact can help scientists "solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa," according to Mashable.

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