Form left to right and top to bottom, Purgatorius, Plesiadapis, Necrolemur, Aegyptopithecus, Proconsul, Sahelanthropus, Ardipithecus, Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo sapiens, Homo sapiens sapiens.
Homo heidelbergensis?? (MEH), por Elisabeth Daynès. Foto: Roberto Sáez
A million-year-old jawbone fossil unearthed in the desert of Ethiopia, and another million-year-old jaw that has been digitally reconstruct.
Image illustrates the difference in skull and nose shape in the three human species tested. Airflow is color-coded for temperature (warmer colors = warmer air, cooler colors = colder air). Lines indicate that Neanderthal and modern-humans likely diverged from an ancestor very close to Homo heidelbergensis. Image: University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales.