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Incredible Fossil Skeleton Reveals an Ancient Human Relative Who Swung Through Trees – Gizmodo

The fossilized shoulder joint of an early hominin named “Little Foot” suggests the upright-walking species was also proficient at swinging through trees, at a skill…

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The fossilized shoulder joint of an early hominin named Little Foot suggests the upright-walking species was also proficient at swinging through trees, at a skill long gone among modern humans.
Some 3.7 million years ago in what is now South Africa, a human relative straddled two evolutionary moments: our propensity for spending time in trees and our emerging preference for walking on the ground. That specimen, called StW 573 or Little Foot, was an Australopithecus prometheus. The fossil was finally…

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