New ancient ape from Türkiye challenges the story of human origins

Anadoluvius lived almost 9 million years ago and is ancestral to living African apes and humans.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO—A new fossil ape from an 8.7-million-year-old site in Türkiye is challenging long-accepted ideas of human origins and adding weight to the theory that the ancestors of African apes and humans evolved in Europe before migrating to Africa between nine and seven million years ago. 

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