South African fossil 'Little Foot' gets new origin date

April 1, 2015 8:40 PM

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South African fossil 'Little Foot' gets new origin date

Previously, scientists offered estimates for Little Foot's age ranging from 1.7 million to more than 4 million years.

Little Foot has yet to be classified, as its long-debated birthday confused scientists' understanding of the specimen's place on the evolutionary timeline. The newfound agreement might offer clarity on who exactly Little Foot is, and what it all means for the story of humanity.

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