Even for evolutionists, austrapithecus sediba is a mystery. The earliest humans, found in Ethiopia, are from 2.8 to 2.75 Ma ago at Ledi-Geraru. However, the “Fossil specimens from A. sediba are currently only known from Malapa, South Africa, which is dated to 1.977 million years (Ma) ago.”
That leaves at least 0.8 million years in between, that they say cannot accounted for by evolutionary ways.
The researchers also say: “Together, these results suggest it is highly unlikely that A. sediba is ancestral to Homo, and the most viable candidate ancestral species remains Australopithecus afarensis.”
Which is a mystery, as Lucy’s not all bones belong to it, but it also includes a baboon’s hip bone and it certainly fell to Earth from a tree.
So what does the study propose? Even evolutionists will speak well of a human ancestor, that is not too far off the track.
Du, Andrew and Zeresenay Alemseged. 2019. Temporal evidence shows Australopithecus sediba is unlikely to be the ancestor of Homo. Science advances (8 May ),Vol. 5, no. 5, eaav9038.