Australopithecus afarensis


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fossils found in Ethiopia

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The only hominin fossil remains in the area dating to that time are from Australopithecus afarensis.
5 million years ago in Africa, this new creature, Australopithecus afarensis, appeared; Lucy was the first specimen discovered.
But over three nights this week, Professor Alice Roberts, Dr George McGavin and a team of international experts will take the fragmented remains of ancient bones and rebuild the bodies of three individuals from that period - - a Neanderthal, a Homo Erectus and an Australopithecus Afarensis.
Remains of familiar hominids such as Australopithecus afarensis and A.
The partial skeleton belongs to "Lucy's" species, Australopithecus afarensis.
The species, known as Australopithecus afarensis, had legs and could walk upright, but its shoulder blades and neck were like those of a young gorilla.
The remain soft he Australopithecus afarensis child were found in Ethiopia.
2 million years ago when Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy) became the first in our ancestry to walk bipedal (standing up).
Apart from walking on two legs, he wondered, was there anything else about her kind - Australopithecus afarensis - that we would inherit?
They also said it is descended from the more primitive Australopithecus afarensis -- commonly known as "Lucy," naming the species Australopithecus garhi, from a local word meaning "surprise.
2 million-year-old partial skeleton of an early hominid called Lucy, and known scientifically as Australopithecus afarensis, was discovered in 1974.
Susman said he doubted that the specimen would turn out to be much more primitive than Lucy, a representative of the Australopithecus afarensis species that seems to have spanned a period of almost a million years, up until about 3 million years ago.
Morell gives insights into their motivations and calculations, for example in naming Australopithecus afarensis.
The 1974 discovery of this famous hominid contributed to the definition of a new species, Australopithecus afarensis, and continues to have a major impact on the scientific understanding of our human origins.