The child was only two years old, or maybe even younger, when many months of hunger took its toll. He or she finally collapsed and died, ending a short and difficult life.
The bones were slowly buried in desert sand, and nearly all the remains gradually disappeared. All the bones, that is, except a tiny fragment from the child's skull, about two inches long. It is a fragment that tells an amazing story.
The small piece of bone is 1.5 million years old, and it was found by an...Full Story