Researchers and Scientist working in Uganda said on Tuesday that they have unearthed some 20 million-year-old well-preserved fossil skull of an ancient primate in Karamoja region, northeast of Kampala, Uganda.
The scientists on July 18, unearthed the remains while looking for fossils near the slopes of the Napak volcano in Karamoja.
Ugandan and French scientists discovered the fossil of a skull of a tree-climbing ape from about 20 million years ago in Uganda’s Karamoja region, the team said on Tuesday. The scientists found the remains on July 18 while looking for fossils in the remnants of an extinct volcano in Karamoja, a semi-arid region in Uganda’s northeastern corner. AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi
The skull discovered is the cumulative efforts of researchers for 25 years and it is the earliest modern sized primate skull ever found in the history. They hope it throws new light on the process of evolution.
The Researchers team who first came to Uganda in 1985 was led by Professor Brigitte Senut from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and Dr Martin Pickford, a palaeontologist from the Collège de France in Paris.
The scientists said that first analysis of the fossil showed that the ape was approximately 10 years old when it died. The size of the skull is same as that of a chimp, but its brain was smaller.
"It is a highly important fossil, it would certainly put Uganda on the map," Dr Martin Pickford, told a news conference.
Dr Pickford also said that first analysis of the fossil showed that the ape was approximately 10 years old when it died. The size of the skull is same as that of a chimp, but its brain was smaller.
The remains will be stored under high security in a vault for security reasons.
Agnes Okiror, Ugandan Tourism Minister said that the latest fossil discovery would help put the country “on the map.”
Last year, a team of researchers in Chad discovered a 6 million year old hominid fossil, which was considered one of the great modern discoveries till that time.
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