A Toddler Who Lived 3 Million Years Ago Could Walk Upright And Capably Climb Trees

A re-analysis of a three-million-year-old fossil suggests Australopithecus afarensis, an early hominid, had children who were as capable on two feet as they were in the trees—an important discovery that’s shedding new light on this critical stage in hominid evolution.

A tiny fossilized foot no larger than a human thumb reveals some of the physical capacities of A. afarensis and their possible behaviors, according to new research published today in Science Advances….Click Here To Keep Reading


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