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Our hominid ancestor Lucy died after falling from tree, new analysis suggests

Lucy, the famed Australopithecus afarensis, may have died from falling out of a tree 3.18 million years ago, according to new forensic analysis. This video explains the reasoning behind the hypothesis. The new analysis was completed by a multidisciplinary team affiliated with University of Texas at Austin, who published their findings in Nature this week: Here we propose, on the basis of close …

The most unusual and beautiful evolutionary tree maps from the last 200 years

See sample pages from this book at Wink. Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution by Theodore W. Pietsch Johns Hopkins University Press 2013, 376 pages, 8 x 10 x 1.1 inches (softcover) Starting at $22 Buy a copy on Amazon The primary metaphor for visualizing evolution is as a tree. The trunk is the oldest ancestor species …