Four fossil skulls
South African Hominin Fossils Predate Lucy, Analysis Suggests
A newer dating technique using cosmogenic isotopes finds Australopithecus remains from the Sterkfontein caves to be about 1 million years older than previous estimates, potentially changing scientists’ understanding of humanity’s origins.
South African Hominin Fossils Predate Lucy, Analysis Suggests
South African Hominin Fossils Predate Lucy, Analysis Suggests

A newer dating technique using cosmogenic isotopes finds Australopithecus remains from the Sterkfontein caves to be about 1 million years older than previous estimates, potentially changing scientists’ understanding of humanity’s origins.

A newer dating technique using cosmogenic isotopes finds Australopithecus remains from the Sterkfontein caves to be about 1 million years older than previous estimates, potentially changing scientists’ understanding of humanity’s origins.

ABOVE: Jason Heaton and Ronald Clarke, in cooperation with the Ditsong Museum of Natural History
Australopithecus africanus
Did Lucy Fall to Her Death?
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 31, 2016
An analysis of bone fractures in the famous hominid’s fossil remains suggest that she stretched out her arms to brace for a fall before she died.
The First Australopithecus, 1925
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
The discovery of the 2.5-million-year-old Taung Child skull marked a turning point in the study of human brain evolution.