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Prehistoric Man / Burma #264256

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 08, 1979
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(Studio) Rudyard Kipling quoted with regard to Burma; discovery of bone fragments possibly pushing beginning of man back further reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Life 40 million years ago noted; illustrations shown, courtesy McGraw-Hill. Discovery of bone fragments of monkey-like creature living in Burma 40 million years ago and their significance re: origins of man examined. Remains noted oldest of such anthropoid primates. [Paleontologist Donald SAVAGE - gives characteristics of the creature.] Possible relationship to modern day Burmese gibbon stated; photo shown [SAVAGE - says it isn't on direct lineage of modern man.] Discovery said not altering present theory of man originating in Africa 1-10 million years ago; important of find considered.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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