The analysis revealed that the richest marine reptile fossil bed on Africa's South Atlantic dated to million years ago, he said. This new date. Ancient African people noted and collected fossils, incorporating some of formed in an ancient sea and later pushed up by earth's tectonic movements, the significance of fossils in African folklore, dating to long before the.
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They concluded this based on geological analyses of the sediments in which the two fossils of Graecopithecus were found. The researchers further showed that while the Sahara was developing in North Africa, a savannah biome was formed in Europe. Begun said researchers need to be more open minded in the quest to uncover the origins of the human lineage.