A series of footprints left behind by one of our pre-human ancestors have been found in Tanzania. The footprints suggested that our ancestors were tall and that we could have grown much taller than previously thought.
Polygyny is a form of polygamy in which a single male species lives and mates with multiple females, whereas the females in question only mate with a single male. Recent anthropological studies showed that the ancient species Australopithecus afarensis (A. afarensis), in which our ancestor "Lucy" belongs to, observes polygyny.
Archeologists have uncovered a set of footprints in Laetoli in northern Tanzania, which reveals that pre-human species that belongs to the Australopithecus afarensis species, could have mated with different females.
A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Texas Austin has determined that Lucy, the 3-million-year-old human ancestor discovered 42 years ago, was mostly a tree climber rather than a ground walker.
Scientists have now discovered the real reason behind Lucy's death, which took place about three million years ago. The study suggest that human's famous cousin died after falling from a tree.
A new human ancestor species dating back 3.3-3.5 million years ago may have lived alongside "Lucy," the famous hominin species, according to new research, allowing scientists to more accurately paint the human family tree.
Scientists have finally agreed upon the age of an ancient South African pre-human fossil named "Little Foot," dating at 3.67 million years old. Now, they believe that it and the world-famous Lucy skeleton were two human ancestors that may have co-existed on Earth, helping to shed light on our evolutionary timeline.