sediba and the earliest Homo. A reconstruction of the head of an *Australopithecus afarensis.*Tim Evanson / Flickr “This is reflected in our choice of a specific name, sediba, which means ...
Brain imprints in fossil skulls suggest that Australopithecus afarensis had an ape-like brain and prolonged brain growth.Philipp Gunz, MPI EVA Leipzig Having a lengthy childhood, it turns out ...
Lucy, who lived in Ethiopia 3.2 million years ago, is of the Australopithecus afarensis. They are thought of as an ancestor to modern humans with one important similarity being that they walked ...
The iconic ancient hominin gets her hands on a smartphone in anticipation of the museum’s upcoming exhibition exploring the ...
The most recent analysis of the 1.98-million-year old bones of Australopithecus sediba is showing that the hominins living in Africa at that time were a more diverse bunch than anyone expected.
Chest hair may be cause for embarrassment in some hairy men, but there are some surprising benefits of a hairy chest, ...
The first example of Australopithecus was found in 1925 in a limestone cave near Taung, in South Africa, by the anthropologist Raymond Dart. He found the skull of a six year old creature with an ...
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Morris walks through the historical sequence of key palaeoanthropology findings in South Africa, setting each in an ...
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to ...
Some of our more distant relatives such as Australopithecus afarensis, including the famous fossil known as Lucy from 3.2 million years ago, also lacked a precision grip. But recent research using CT ...
Human babies pack a lot of growth into those nine months between conception and birth to give them and their meaty, complex ...