Fossil find reveals steps back in time

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists has announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia. The fossil foot did not belong to a member of "Lucy's" species, Australopithecus afarensis, the famous early human ancestor. Research on this new specimen indicates that more than one species of early human ancestor existed between 3 and 4 million years ago with different methods of locomotion. The analysis will be published in the March 29, 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

Fossil find reveals steps back in time

Fossilised remains of a partial foot has led scientists to speculate that there were several species of pre-humans living in Africa at the same time.

Thu 29 Mar 12 from ABC Science

Ancient human ancestor had feet like an ape

Fossil foot hints that tree-dwellers lived alongside species built for walking.

Wed 28 Mar 12 from Nature News

New ancestor grasped at walking

Foot fossils unveil a species that lived near Lucy's kind

Wed 28 Mar 12 from ScienceNews

Primitive Human Ancestor Shared Lucy's World

Rare ancient foot gives clues to the evolution of upright walking

Wed 28 Mar 12 from Science Now

'Lucy' lived among close cousins: Discovery of foot fossil confirms two human ancestor species co-existed

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists has announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia. The fossil foot did not belong ...

Wed 28 Mar 12 from Phys.org

Video: foot fossil puzzles paleontologists

A 3.4 million old pre-human foot fossil has puzzled paleontologists with its mixture of walking and tree-climbing toe bones.

Thu 29 Mar 12 from USA today

Unearthed fossil foot could belong to new human ancestor, scientists say

Ancient foot bones discovered in Ethiopia point to the existence of a previously-unknown human ancestor whose feet were specially adapted to tree climbing.

Thu 29 Mar 12 from FOXNews

Fossil pre-human foot from Ethiopia helps scientists home in on the moment our ancestors descended from the trees

A fossilized foot from a new species of human that walked the Earth three million years ago could offer insight into how Man evolved to walk on two feet, say Cleveland researchers.

Thu 29 Mar 12 from Daily Mail

Foot fossil suggests a second human relative at time of Lucy

A partial foot unearthed in Ethiopia indicates that another hominin may have been climbing trees while our famous ancient ancestor, Lucy, and her species were walking upright, scientists say.Lucy, ...

Wed 28 Mar 12 from L.A. Times

"Lucy" Wasn't Alone? Had Neighbors in Trees, Fossil Foot Suggests

A new fossil foot suggests the "Lucy" species may have had company: another type of human ancestor--and quite the swinger.

Wed 28 Mar 12 from National Geographic

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