Ancient tooth offers clues to how and when monkeys left Africa (Yale News)
The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a tiny tooth plucked from the Arabian desert.
Yale anthropologist Andrew Hill and a group of international colleagues found the fossil, a monkey molar 6.5 to 8 million years old, in the sand on Abu Dhabi’s Shuwaihat Island, in the United Arab Emirates. They determined it belonged to the earliest known guenon, a group of monkeys previously known only on the African continent.
Read more: https://news.yale.edu/2014/06/30/ancient-tooth-offers-clues-how-and-when-monkeys-left-africa