Re: Oldest Hominid-new entry from Chad

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Date: Fri Jul 12 2002 - 20:16:56 EDT

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    >Now all of a sudden, hominid remains are found in Chad that pre-date
    >the infilling of the Mediterranean sea by over one half billion

    As the typo produced a Cambrian or Precambrian hominid, it may be
    worthwhile to note that this should be one half million. The
    estimated age of the new hominid is about 6 to 7 million, whereas the
    Mediterranean refilled at 5.3 million.

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