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Human relative 'Lucy' died in fall from tree: study suggests

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Her injuries suggest she stretched out her arms at the moment of impact in an attempt to break her fall says study co author John Kappelman of the University of Texas at Austin

WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY? This handout photo released by the Nature on August 29, 2016 shows University of Texas Austin professor John Kappelman with 3D printouts of the skeleton of Lucy. Photo by Marsha Miller/NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP/AFP

Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

Mar 05, 2015 - 11:24 AM

A piece of jawbone with teeth attached uncovered in Ethiopia is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo to which humans belong

A caravan moves across the Lee Adoyta region in the Ledi-Geraru project area near the early Homo site. Image courtesy Erin DiMaggio, Penn State