Big-Toothed Prehistoric Human Lived Alongside ‘Lucy’ : DNews

Big-Toothed Prehistoric Human Lived Alongside 'Lucy' : DNews. The newly discovered human, named Australopithecus deyiremeda, overlapped in both time and region with yet another prehistoric human, “Lucy” (Austrolithecus afarensis). The find is strong evidence for the presence of more than one closely related early human ancestor species prior to 3 million years ago.

Because this particular species’ teeth had super thick enamel and its jaws were built to last, “it probably engaged in heavy chewing and consumed harder, tougher, and more abrasive dietary resources,” lead author Yohannes Haile-Selassie, curator of physical anthropology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, told Discovery New

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