LITTLE FOOT: SKELETON OF MILLION-YEAR-OLD HUMAN ANCESTOR UNVEILED IN SOUTH AFRICA

LITTLE FOOT: SKELETON OF MILLION-YEAR-OLD HUMAN ANCESTOR UNVEILED IN SOUTH AFRICA. Professor Ron Clarke and his team speak to media on the oldest and most complete skeleton of humankind's ancestors unveiled in South Africa on Dec 6, 2017. A team spent more than 20 years excavating, cleaning and putting together the skeleton of Little Foot. The remains are 3.67 million years old. This would mean Little Foot was alive about 500,000 years before Lucy, the famous skeleton of an ancient human relative found in Ethiopia, Africa. Both Little Foot and Lucy belong to the same genus - Australopithecus - but they are different species.Photo courtesy Agencies

Last Updated: 2017-12-07

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