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Published on Aug 29, 2016
Lucy died after falling from a tree, new research suggests. Lucy is a 3.18-million-year-old specimen of Australopithecus afarensis considered one of the oldest and most complete fossil hominins, an erect-walking human ancestor.
Credit: Perimortem fractures in Lucy suggest mortality from fall out of tall tree John Kappelman, Richard A. Ketcham, Stephen Pearce, Lawrence Todd, Wiley Akins, Matthew W. Colbert, Mulugeta Feseha, Jessica A. Maisano & Adrienne Witzel Nature, doi:10.1038/nature19332 Australopithecus afarensis fossil hominid (Lucy skeleton) by James St. John available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeol... under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...