October 9, 2002
FAMILY FEUD:'Oldest' Skull Causing Headaches (CBS News, Oct. 9, 2002)
An ancient skull whose recent discovery was thought to have pushed back the dawn of man was not from a human ancestor after all, but from a gorilla or another ape species, some anthropologists say.
The rebuttal, published in Thursday's issue of the journal nature, is the latest round in a scientific feud over the origins of humankind in Africa.
"I don't see how you can tell what it is. But it is not human," said [Milford H. ] Wolpoff, a University of Michigan anthropologist.
Presumably he doesn't mean that the way it sounds. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 9, 2002 7:25 PM