Little Foot is More Than 3.67 Million Years Old, Scientists Discover

April 6, 2015 11:40 AM

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One of the earliest known ancestors of the human species is the Australopithecus. The oldest known specimen that belongs to the Australopithecus branch is Lucy, discovered in Ethiopia in 1974 and considered to have lived approximately 3.2 million years ago.

This made Lucy the oldest known human ancestor. However, researchers discovered 21 years ago skeleton in South Africa they believed was actually older than that of Lucy.

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