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In a long-running dispute, Falk asserts that australopithecine endocasts look essentially ape-like, while anthropologist Ralph L.
The radius contains a mosaic of ape-like and human-like features, he notes.
Respected scholars contended that the brains of the first hominids visibly began to enlarge, although their jaws and teeth may still have been ape-like.
Smith adds that Australopithecus afarensis, thought by many investigators to be the earliest known hominid, has an ape-like eruption sequence, as do A.
The Miocene period of 25 million to 10 million years ago was marked by the appearance of ape-like ancestors of modern apes and humans, known as hominoids, in Africa, Asia and Europe.