Fossils http://wesa.fm en Scientists Discover the Oldest-Known Fossil Primate Skeleton http://wesa.fm/post/scientists-discover-oldest-known-fossil-primate-skeleton <p>A team of international scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of the oldest-known fossil primate skeleton, <em>Archicebus achilles, </em>uncovered in an ancient lake bed near the modern Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province.</p><p>Christopher Beard, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, said the fossil’s discovery has profound implications for understanding eras of human evolution that remain shrouded in mystery.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:57:31 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 10764 at http://wesa.fm Scientists Discover the Oldest-Known Fossil Primate Skeleton