Fossils of fish have been found in China which could determine the jaw of humans. Two fossils of fishes have been found in lands of China which could be around 400 years old. These fossils can help the researchers understand the very first development in humans and how they evolved in general. This study has been conducted by Zhu Min and is being published in Journal Nature on its website.
These fossils were well preserved and were found, respectively, from the southwest region of China – Chongqing Municipality and Guizhou Province by Zhu Min’s team. The ancient fish fossils, five of which are new, include the oldest known jaw vertebrates with teeth, which is noteworthy.
In order to bring to the public for the first time the earliest teeth, skull, and body from any jaw vertebrate—which were previously completely unknown—the scientific team led by Zhu employed innovative technology and approaches, including highly accurate CT scans and massive data analysis.