The New York museum's Hall of Human Origins takes visitors on a tour through human evolutionary history, showing distinct Homo species reflected in major fossil finds such as Turkana Boy (Homo ergaster) and Peking man (Homo erectus).
The Dmanisi discovery may find a place there too, but it's probably not going to result in relabeling other species, Tattersall said.
"Right now I certainly wouldn't change the Hall -- except to add the specimen, which really is significant," he said.
There is an area of about 50,000 square meters at Dmanisi still to be excavated, so Skull 5 may have even more company.
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