Tectonic movement may have played role in human evolution

Scientists have discovered the 25 million year-old remains of monkeys and apes in the East African Rift Valley.

Whilst primate DNA has indicated a split between apes and monkeys occurring 25 to 30 million years ago, physical remains have been elusive.

The location of the find indicates that tectonic plate movement may of altered the environment and therefore shaped the course of human evolution.

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