Lucy’s older sister found

Scientists have discovered another “Lucy” type of skeleton,estimated to be 3.30 million years old.Lucy was discovered in 1974 and the present discovery estimated to be 100000 years older is hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime discovery. The skeleton , which is of a three year old female is believed to have come from a body which was quickly buried by sediment in a flood. It is a member of the Australopithicus afarensis which lived in Africa between 4 million and 3 million years ago. Most scientists believe that the Afarensis stood upright and walked on two feet but it is still a matter of debate whether it had the tree climbing ability. The fossil find includes complete skull including an impression of the brain and the lower jaw,all the vertebrae from the neck to the just below the torso, all the ribs,both shoulder blades and collar bones,both knees and one complete foot.

http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/09/scientists_find_lucy_species_s.php?page=1

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