Fos­sil skull may hold an­swers to evo­lu­tion

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A fos­sil skull of what is be­lieved to be

Homo hei­del­ber­gen­sis, an ex­tinct hu­man­like species, dis­cov­ered in North­east China is con­sid­ered to be one of the most com­plete fos­sils of hu­man pre­de­ces­sors ever found, ex­perts said. This is the first dis­cov­ery of a Homo hei­del­ber­gen­sis fos­sil in Asia, Ni Xi­jun, a re­searcher at the In­sti­tute of Ver­te­brate Pa­le­on­tol­ogy and Pa­le­oan­thro­pol­ogy at the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences, said on the web­site of He­bei GEO Univer­sity.

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Work­ers make straw checker­boards to block the ad­vance of the Teng­ger Desert in the Ningxia Hui au­ton­o­mous re­gion, in June.

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