3.3 million-year-old skeleton...

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  1. xdisciplex

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/ethiopia_fossil_dc;_ylt=Aj5WZGhZmDksoY7YBQZelE5FeQoB;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

    LONDON (Reuters) - A 3.3 million-year-old skeleton of the earliest child ever found shows the ancient ancestor of modern humans walked upright but may also have climbed trees, scientists said on Wednesday.
    They found the well-preserved remains of a three-year-old girl of the species Australopithecus afarensis -- which includes the fossil skeleton known as "Lucy" -- in the Dikika area of Ethiopia, 400 kms northeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

    The skull, torso and upper and lower limbs, including the hand, show both human and ape-like features. The state of the ancient bones suggest she was buried in a flood which may also have caused her death.


    What do you think this is? :confused:
     
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    Not much. It's an extinct ape, obviously.
     
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