Wednesday, February 22, 2006

 

Parched Ethiopian region is ground zero for fossils / Researchers focus on evolution of human ancestors

Parched Ethiopian region is ground zero for fossils / Researchers focus on evolution of human ancestors: "Afar, Ethiopia -- In the burning heat of Ethiopia's rock-strewn desert, where only herds of goats and camels pass along the horizon, a team of fossil-hunters searched the ground for more than a month this winter, continuing their long quest for evidence of our human ancestry's evolution.

The scientists were out to find fresh answers to questions that humans have posed since civilization began: Where did we come from and what were our origins? How did we become who we are today?" [News]

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