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Which one of the following statements is correct? (a) Australopithecusis the real ancestor of modern man.  

  

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Which one of the following statements is correct? 

(a) Australopithecusis the real ancestor of modern man. 

(b) Neanderthal man is the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens. 

(c) Homo erectus is the ancestor of man. 

(d) Cro­magnon man’s fossil has been found in Ethiopia.

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The option is (c) Homo erectus is the ancestor of man. 

Explanation:

Homo erectus is the ancestor of man (not the direct ancestor of modern man). It includes three fossils: Java Ape­man, Peking man and Heidelberg man. Neanderthal man is the direct ancestor of Cro­ magnon man which in turn is the direct anceston of modern man. Fossils of Cro­magnon were discovered from France. Australopithecus is the first ape man.

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