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Researchers studying fossils from northern Kenya have identified a new species of human that lived two million years ago.The discoveries suggests that at least three distinct species of humans co-existed in Africa.rudolfensis really was a separate type of human that existed around two million years ago alongside other species of humans.For a long time the oldest known human ancestor was thought to be a primitive species, dating back 1.8 million years ago called Homo erectus., an early human whose fossils were found in the same sediment layer.

So, Leakey, Spoor and colleagues (as well as just about all of the other commentators I have seen) feel these new fossils provide additional evidence for multiple, concurrent species of Homo at the Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary (~1.6-2.0 million years ago). To explain, it helps to have a little historical perspective on the problem of early Homo.

Team members led by paleontologist Mary Leakey stumbled upon animal tracks cemented in the volcanic ash in 1976, but it wasn’t until 1978 that Paul Abell joined Leakey’s team and found the 88ft (27m) long footprint trail referred to now as “The Laetoli Footprints,” which includes about 70 early human footprints.

The early humans that left these prints were and had big toes in line with the rest of their foot.

This find is the latest in a growing body of evidence that challenges the view that our species evolved in a smooth linear progression from our primate ancestors.

"Our past was a diverse past," she told BBC News, "our species was evolving in the same way that other species of animals evolved.

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