Humanoid Ancestors Coexisted in Africa, Researchers Say

At least three early species of man lived on the continent two million years ago


Fossils from Northern Kenya show that a new species of human lived two million years ago, researchers say.

The discoveries suggests that at least three distinct species of humans co-existed in Africa.

The research adds to a growing body of evidence that runs counter to the popular perception that there was a linear evolution from monkey to ape to modern human.