The birthplace of the human race is Asia – our earliest ancestors came to Asia in a huge migration 37-38 million years ago, before they evolved into present-day apes and humans.
A team of palaeontologists in Myanmar has found the tooth of a pre-human ancestor – afrasia djijidae, so-called because it forms a missing link between Africa and Asia – that is very similar another early ancestor found in Libya.
Four similar teeth were found after six years of sifting through sediment – a find that helps seal Asia as the starting point for our species.
I feel superior now. The missing link is Asian.