Getting to know you . . . Getting to know Australopithecines



I just love our fascinating little ancestors, the Australopithecines.

Who are they, you ask? Have you heard of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis)? She is perhaps the most famous of her genus. In her, we see traits that strongly suggest bipedalism.

Read more about them in Archaeology’s The Human Mosaic.

A new dating technique has put an Australopithecus prometheus skeleton at 3.67 million years old.

Truly amazing stuff!

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