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Say Cheese!

Today on Museum Bites we’re talking teeth.  Did you know teeth are the hardest substance in our body? These pearly little gems tear our food into tiny bits, come in handy if we need to fend off an attack, and provide a little pocket change when we hide them under our pillow.  595 kata lagi

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Footprints of our early ancestors


Click to enlargeRaffaello Pellizzon

Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania close to where similar tracks were found in the 1970s.

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I Love Lucy

Today we’re wrapping up our tour of the Michigan State University Museum’s Hall of Evolution with a stroll through the Cenozoic Era (65.5 million years ago to present).  600 kata lagi

History

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

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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

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