Bone scans of Lucy, our ever popular human ancestor, suggest early hominins may have spent millions of years “monkeying around” in trees.
By Kristin Hugo
The "Lucy" skeleton has reshaped our understanding of human evolution, but no one has ever been able to explain how she died -- until now.
By Courtney Norris
Archaeologists uncover a new species of hominid near where and when human ancestor Lucy lived.
By Nsikan Akpan
Human evolution had a nice clear line from Lucy 3.2 million years ago to Homo habilis to Homo erectus and finally Homo sapiens -- us. Or so it seemed. A new jawbone shows that humans evolved earlier than we thought,…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
A 4.4-million year old fossil, discovered in Africa has opened a window onto humans' "early evolutionary steps," according to the group of scientists responsible for the find. Ray Suarez reports.
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