Everyone agreed that the skull was the most significant early humanlike fossil to be found in more than a decade.
Or that the earliest fossils of deer are 15 to 20 million years old?
Precisely what these early fossils are, however, is not decided.
Other early human fossils from are of Middle Pleistocene age.
The earliest fossils assigned to this group are of Eocene age.
One of the most significant early fossil finds in Ohio was made between 1837 and 1838.
This makes it almost contemporary to the earliest placental fossils, which have been found in the same area.
The skull was the first early human fossil found in Africa.
Among the earliest major fossil discoveries in Massachusetts occurred during the spring of 1802.
This makes it almost contemporary to some early eutherian fossils which have been found in the same area.