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An international team of scientists have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean to just over 1 million years old.

Dr Robyn Pickering discusses research that has confirmed the age of our possible oldest direct human ancestor at 1.98 million years old.

The discovery was made after Dr Pickering and Dr Andy Herries from La Trobe University conducted further dating of the early human fossils, Australopithecus sediba, found in South Africa last year. 

Researchers have confirmed the age of possibly our oldest direct human ancestor at 1.98 million years old.