Re: Origins of Chimps

Richard Ottolini (stgprao@sugarland.unocal.COM)
13 Nov 1995 16:28:36 GMT

In article <>,
Chuang Keng Chee <> wrote:
>Hi Everyone!
>I hope this is the right group to post this. Every now and then, we get
>to read of some new discoveries of bones, purportedly of our distant
>ancestors. How is it that no bones seem to be found of the ancestors of
>the chimps ? Are they actually being found but the interest in them is
>rather significantly less that we do not hear of them or are some of their
>ancestral bones being mistaken for ours ?

Both are being found. Both are very rare due to poor
fossil preservation in wetlands and grasslands.
The media much more popularizes homo finds rather than pan.