Contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Caption: The discovery of this new fossil primate from Myanmar (previously known as Burma) suggests that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, not Africa as many researchers believe.
Credit: Mark A. Klingler/Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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