Re: Fossil Evidence for AAT

Edward Ruden (
3 Jan 1995 17:11:20 -0700

The most obvious evidence that I can think of that would support, if true,
AAT would be a frequent occurance of Hominid fossils in aquatic sedimentation
layers. Aquatic environments often ideal for fossil preservation. And
certainly drownings or aquatic predatory attacks (exp. crocodiles) would be a
common. No matter how good they swam, the sick or injured would occationally
drown. I don't recall ever hearing of a hominid fossil found in aquatic
silt sediments. Does anyone know different?

Ed Ruden