These Fossilized Leg Bones Forced Experts To Rethink Our Ancestors’ Relationship With The Apes

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At first glance, experts from England’s University of Kent think they have a pair of ancient leg bones that are very much human – belonging to an ancestor that walked on two legs. But a closer inspection uncovers the truth; one small feature of this species’ skeleton reveals to them that they were very different from today’s people. And it shows they were a bit more like primates than previously thought in at least one way.