NPR logo

Ancient Fossil

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Ancient Fossil

Ancient Fossil

Ancient Fossil

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Richard Harris reports on a new fossil skull, perhaps the most complete ever from a crucial period 3.5 million years ago. It was a period when the pre-human line was branching in several evolutionary directions. A member of the Leakey family found the skull. The Leakeys have been discovering fossils for three generations.