This dating shows the cranium belongs to the species Australopithecus anamesis, ancestor of Australopithecus afarensis
-a species that belongs to Lucy- and both species were contemporary, at least for 100,000 years.
anamensis' younger relative, Australopithecus afarensis
. The most celebrated Australopithecus, Lucy, discovered in 1974, was a member of this species.
And Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis
, was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974 and is 3.2 million years old.
Johanson in Hadar, Ethiopia,A the 3.2 million-year-old ape was the first Australopithecus afarensis
skeleton ever found.
It sheds new light on what Australopithecus anamensis, a species widely accepted to have been the ancestor of Australopithecus afarensis
, represented by the famous Lucy fossil - looked like.
Australopithecus anamensis is the earliest-known species of Australopithecus and widely accepted as the progenitor of 'Lucy's' species, Australopithecus afarensis
. Until now, A.
Even the name of the restaurant -- Lucy -- is derived from 'Lucy' the first Australopithecus afarensis
skeletonever found, though her remains are only about 40 percent.
AUSTRALOPITHECUS AFARENSISLast year, an early human species classified as Australopithecus Afarensis
and dating close to 3.5 million years was discovered near Ngong Hills on the outskirts of Nairobi, the first such site in the highlands.
This aim may be extended to comparative anatomy studies that would be useful to contrast based on recent findings on the analysis of the distal ulna of the Australopithecus afarensis
and Australopithecus africanus.
Lucy, an ambassador of a prehuman species called Australopithecus afarensis
, must have accidentally plunged from a tree while climbing or sleeping, the scientists propose online August 29 in Nature.