hominid Archive

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 …