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Earliest great ape had human-like posture

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 20:20

The ancient giant apes - who lived about 11.9 million years ago - may have adopted the upright posture often linked with humans, a new study suggests.

Fossil of great ape provides insights into human evolution

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 14:02

The fossil specimen of an ape skeleton, which was unearthed in Spain in 2002, has been assigned to a new genus and species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus.