Australopithecus afarensis


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Noun1.Australopithecus afarensis - fossils found in EthiopiaAustralopithecus afarensis - fossils found in Ethiopia; from 3.5 to 4 million years ago
Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominid
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
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Lee Berger, a paleoanthropologist from the University of Witwatersrand and a senior author of the paper with Hawks, compared the Neo fossil favorably to Lucy - the name given to the fossil pieces of a female individual of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis.
Se trata de Lucy, el Australopithecus afarensis que cambio la historia de la evolucion del linaje humano cuando aparecio su esqueleto, casi completo, en la localidad de Hadar, Etiopia, en el ano 1977.
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.
Australopithecus afarensis, likely among our early apelike ancestors, lived about 3 million years ago.
The most famous of these is Australopithecus afarensis known as Lucy who lived between 2.
This species could have made the tools; or, the toolmaker could have been some other species from the same era, such as Australopithecus afarensis, or an as-yet undiscovered early type of Homo.
So we don't know if it was walking any differently from Australopithecus afarensis,'' which was Lucy's species, he said.
2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis bones found in Ethiopia in 1974?
2 millionyear-old Australopithecus afarensis bones found in Ethiopia in 1974?
Lucy, the skeleton of a female Australopithecus afarensis, was found here.
The Afar region is well known for its early hominid fossil finds including 'Lucy', an Australopithecus afarensis, discovered in 1974, who lived about 3.
This fossil represents a species, Australopithecus afarensis, that at one 'dine was thought to be the closest relative of humans.