Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains

Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.

Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.

Australopithecus afarensis
<em>Australopithecus sediba</em> Not Likely Humans&rsquo; Ancestor: Study
Australopithecus sediba Not Likely Humans’ Ancestor: Study
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2019
The fossil record for the ancient hominin A. sediba is younger than that of Homo, a “highly unlikely” scenario for a direct lineage.
A New Human Ancestor?
A New Human Ancestor?
Bob Grant | May 28, 2015
Researchers in Ethiopia unearth a previously unknown species of hominin, which roamed Africa at the same time as “Lucy.”
Oldest <em>Homo</em> Remains Yet Found
Oldest Homo Remains Yet Found
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2015
A newly discovered 2.8 million-year-old jawbone is thought to be that of a direct human ancestor.
Acrobatic Ancestors?
Acrobatic Ancestors?
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 24, 2012
Amid controversy, hominin shoulder-bones suggest that our bipedal relatives still climbed trees.