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Beaked whale reveals Africa’s tectonic secrets

Some 17 million years ago, a beaked whale took a wrong turn up an African river, something which ultimately turned out to be its demise. But now, geologists studying the whale’s fossils believe the whale’s unfortunate end might shed a new light on early human evolution, putting a timestamp on when the environment started to change in East Africa, enabling humans to evolve.

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This entry was posted on March 18, 2015 by in Animals, Archaeology, Science.


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