Fossil skull may hold answers to evolution
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.
Workers make straw checkerboards to block the advance of the Tengger Desert in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, in June.