‘Little Foot’ lived 3.67 million years ago: new study suggests

April 5, 2015 11:43 AM

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‘Little Foot’ lived 3.67 million years ago: new study suggests

The mysterious skeleton known as “Little Foot” lived around the same time as human ancestor Lucy’s species, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

Scientists believe that Australopithecus were the ancient ancestors of modern humans, and the known oldest Australopithecus is Lucy, whose skeleton was found in Ethiopia in the year of 1974. Scientists believe that Lucy lived nearly 3.2 million years ago.

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