Ancient hominid ‘Little Foot’ gets new birthday

April 1, 2015 7:11 PM

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Ancient hominid ‘Little Foot’ gets new birthday

Researchers have re-dated a controversial – but remarkably complete – hominid skeleton from South Africa’s Sterkfontein caves to find that it lived roughly the same time as the more well known Australopithecus afarensis.

The new estimate, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, could help identify the yet-unclassified Little Foot fossil – and sharpen the picture of human evolution.

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