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Lucy fell to her death

Lucy, one of the most famous female hominins of prehistoric times, died in an accident, a new study claims.

The female Australopithecus afarensis Lucy, whose remains were discovered in 1974, lived in the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia around 3.18 million years ago. 260 kata lagi

Did Lucy Fall From A Tree And Die?

Four decades after the discovery of Lucy, her remains are quite possibly the most famous discovery in paleoanthropology and one of the more important. The impact of finding a nearly entire skeleton from a 3.2 million year old hominid revealed a lot about human evolution. 395 kata lagi


Lucy: the australopithecine who fell to Earth?

The specimen of Australopithecus afarensis known far beyond the confines of palaeoanthropology as Lucy remains the iconic figure of hominin evolution, 42 years after her discovery by… 726 kata lagi

Anthropology And Geoarchaeology

Life and Death 3.18 Million Years Ago

Lucy, easily the most famous ancient human ancestor ever discovered, has taught us a great deal about human evolution, but has also left us with some pretty good mysteries as well. 298 kata lagi


Australopithecus East of the Great Rift Valley

Late last month, an international team of paleontologists led by Emma Mbua of Mount Kenya University and Masato Nakatsukasa of Kyoto University reported the findings of fossilized teeth and forearm bone from an adult male and two infant… 148 kata lagi



December 15, 1974

This past month has been incredible – I have witnessed history in the making. In the depths of Hadar in Ethiopia, the team and I have uncovered an incredible new species…I think we will call her Australopithecus afarensis.  221 kata lagi

New light on early bipedalism

Published in The Hindu on March 29, 2012

If the ability to walk and run on two legs (bipedalism) sets humans apart from apes, could this transition from tree-climbing to terrestrial walking have been smooth? 367 kata lagi