Early human ancestor shaped by climate change, study says

By Monte Morin

Has climate change made us who we are today?

A broken and fossilized jawbone found poking out from the volcanic ash and sediment of an East African hill is rewriting a significant chapter of human evolution -- and adding weight to the argument that a hot and parched climate guided the development of our distant relatives.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-human-ancestor-homo-habilis-climate-change-20150303-story.html

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