researchers looking at computer scan  Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging Co-directors Tim Ryan and Zuliema Karpyn view a 3-D image scanned on the center's new high-resolution scanner.
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- February 4, 2016

The teeth and jaw fossil fragments from a potential new human ancestor species that roamed regions of Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago are just a few of the more noteworthy objects Tim Ryan has scanned at Penn State's Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI). The fossils might add a new branch to humanity’s family tree and provide further evidence that multiple human ancestors once roamed Africa alongside one another.

“We’ve scanned many fossils from locations abroad, but this was a one-of-a-kind specimen specifically brought to Penn State to be scanned at our facility,” said Ryan. “These types of fossils rarely leave their museums, let alone their countries. So it was exciting for me to conduct the scan and compile data to share with other researchers so we can make new discoveries about our early human ancestors.”...

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