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Africa

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

Nature

First use of stone tools pushed back by 8 lakh years

Published in The Hindu on August 12, 2010

So when did hominins (members of human lineage) start using stone tools for the first time? Until recently, based on available evidence, it was presumed that the use of stone tools by hominins dates back to about 2.5 million years ago. 615 kata lagi

Nature

The Google Doodle for Today- Lucy

It’s actually yesterday’s google doodle. :D

This Google Doodle celebrates the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy. Lucy is the first nearly completed skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis. 119 kata lagi

Facts

Lucy's 9 vertebrae are actually 8

As Google reminded us, today is 41st anniversary of the finding of Lucy, the first discovered member of the species Australopithecus afarensis. Lucy lived in Ethiopia about 3.2 million years ago and the most extraordinary fact about her is that her fossil represents the first evidence of bipedalism in a hominin (we are also hominins). 449 kata lagi

2015

Australopithe-what? 10 Facts about "Lucy"and the Australopithecus Afarensis

In honour of today marking the 41st anniversary of the discovery of “Lucy” here are ten facts about the early human species- Australopithecus Afarensis.

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History

Gracile & robust Australopithecus

Last week, I introduced my Human Evolution students to the “robust” australopithecines. It was a very delicate time, when we had to have a grown up, mature conversation about adult things. 623 kata lagi

Teaching