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3.6-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Unveiled

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3.6-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Unveiled to Public
Assembling "Little Foot," the oldest hominid skeleton ever found in Southern Africa, was an effort that took more than 20 years.

For the first time, a near-complete skeleton dating back 3.67 million years has been unveiled to the public.

On December 6, an Australopithecus fossil dubbed "Little Foot" was displayed at the Hominin Vault at the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa. The remains have been cleaned and reconstructed to reveal a skeleton that has more than 90 percent of its bones intact, save parts of its feet, pelvis, and kneecaps.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/million-year-old-human-ancestor-unveiled-to-public-spd/


 

 

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I can see all the Native Americans up in arms over the name.  Or at least some offended organization claiming to be representing the Native Americans.

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1 minute ago, paperdyer said:

  Or at least some offended organization claiming to be representing the Native Americans.

That's more like it. It's always somebody else who decides what's offensive to us....

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11 minutes ago, paperdyer said:

I can see all the Native Americans up in arms over the name.  Or at least some offended organization claiming to be representing the Native Americans.

Why? It was found in Africa and isn't even a Homo sapiens.

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@Carnoferox You're obviously not one of the United States of the Offended.  It doesn't matter where the fossil was found, we have to  "treat all humans kindly and not make fun of their ethinicity and ethnic background".  Someone's relative could have been named 'Little Foot"

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