New Research Suggests Lucy Died After Falling From Tree - ABC News

An exhibit featuring the 3.2 million year old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton called Lucy and an artist's life-sized model, right, are displayed during a press preview at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Aug. 28, 2007.more +. 0 Shares.

Lucy Fell From a Tree — Here's Why It Matters - Inverse

Even before this week, you had probably heard of Lucy, our famous Australopithecus afarensis ancestor. She lived in what is now Ethiopia, a little more than 3 million years ago — a time when we were just learning to stand upright and walk on two legs ...

3D Printing May Have Helped Solve A 3-Million-Year-Old Death - Vocativ

It's one of the oldest, coldest cases in forensic science. Lucy, an early hominid who lived 3.2 million years ago, mysteriously died in her prime and remained buried in a shallow Ethiopian stream until researchers discovered her well-preserved remains ...

Did Lucy, Famed Human Ancestor, Die After Falling From a Tree? - History

Back in 1974, anthropologists spotted what would become the world's most famous fossil in a shallow bed of a stream in Ethiopia. The approximately 40-percent-complete skeleton of a 3-foot-6-inch female who lived and died some 3.18 million years ago was ...

Lucy The Australopithecine's Death: Skyfall Or Tall Tale? - Forbes

The most famous human ancestor, Lucy the australopithecine, was named after the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. But new research might warrant a theme song change to Adele's Skyfall. Did Lucy fall from a tree to her death three million years ago?

Cracking the coldest case: How Lucy, the most famous human ancestor, died - Science Daily

Date: August 29, 2016; Source: University of Texas at Austin; Summary: Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a new study. Researchers have found that the injury Lucy sustained was ...

Did Lucy Die After Falling Out of a Tree? - The Science Explorer

Lucy the Australopithecus was around 15 years old when she died 3.18 million years ago, in what is now Ethiopia. Just about the size of a five-year-old modern human at the time, her well-preserved bones show a mix of ape-like and human-like traits, ...

Has the mystery of Lucy's death been solved? Maybe. Maybe not. - Christian Science Monitor

The death of the famous hominin fossil may no longer be a mystery, thanks to new research. By Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Staff writer August 29, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. John Kappelman (University of Texas, Austin) with 3D printouts of Lucy's ...

This Anthropologist Thinks He's Solved The 3-Million-Year-Old Mystery Of Lucy's Death - Forbes

Humanity's famous ancestor Lucy probably died after falling from a tree, according to a new study in Nature. Researchers led by the University of Texas examined the cold case of Lucy, a 3.18 million year old fossil specimen of Australopithecus ...

Australopithecus afarensis 'Lucy' Died after Falling from Tall Tree, Anthropologists Say - Sci-News.com

'Lucy,' perhaps the world's most famous early human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tall tree, according to an international team of researchers led by University of Texas at Austin anthropologist John Kappelman. Forensic facial ...

Did Our Famous Ancestor, Lucy, Die Falling from a Tree? - Laboratory Equipment

A researcher from UT Austin has proposed a new theory about how Lucy, the 3.18-million-year-old adult human ancestor died. Lucy was first discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 1974. She is among the oldest and most complete skeleton of any adult ...

All Because Of A Tree Fall: Anthropologists Identify Cause Of Death For Early Human Ancestor 'Lucy' - Tech Times

This is what Lucy could have looked like when she was alive. According to researchers, the early human ancestor met her demise when she fell off a tree. ( Dave Einsel | Getty Images ). Advertisement. As one of the best-known species of early humans ...

When humans stopped living in trees, or, how did Lucy die? - Treehugger

We worry about our kids not getting out into nature enough, but when was the last time you wondered about our ancient ancestors spending time among the trees? Lucy, one of the oldest (3.18-million-year-old) and most complete specimens of any adult, ...

Did Lucy, Our Australopithecus Ancestor, Die From a Tree Fall? (VIDEO) - Sputnik International

Lucy, perhaps paleoanthropology's most famous early hominins, is said to have been among the first of our ancestors to have walked on two feet, but it may have been a fall from a tree that led to her demise, report researchers at the University of ...

3.2-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Lucy Died By Falling Off A Tree - I4U News

This is Lucy, a 3.18 million year old fossil specimen of Australopithecus afarensis, discovered in 1974 in Ethiopia's Harar region. Lucy is the oldest, most complete specimen of an early human species, standing about 3 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing ...

Lucy, our famous hominid ancestor, likely died falling from a tree - ZME Science

No other hominin specimen has been scrutinized by scientists as thoroughly as Lucy — the 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis, a human ancestor and one of the first to walk on two legs. When Lucy was first discovered in 1973 in Afar ...

Lucy Fell From Tree 3.2 Million Years Ago, Says Fossil Autopsy - Newsmax

Lucy fell from a tree in Ethiopia nearly 3.2 million years ago, killing one of humankind's most famous ancestors, believe researchers at the University of Texas based on a detailed digital examination of the fossil. The 3.18-million-year-old skeletal ...

Who Is Lucy? A New Discovery About Your Distant Ancestor Says A Lot About Humankind - Bustle

You have a distant ancestor that you might not have heard of. But don't expect to find too much family resemblance. You and she two have some things in common, but walking upright and eating vegetables might be a few of the most remarkable. In fact ...

Great debate: The 3.2-million-year-old mystery of Lucy and her demise - NEWS.com.au

SCIENTISTS believe they have solved a 3.2 million-year-old mystery about humanity's most famous ancestor that has direct implications on the theory of evolution, however doubt still remains over what exactly happened to Lucy. It all centres on a ...

3D printing may help solve the mysterious death of the world's most famous human ancestor, Lucy - 3ders.org (blog)

It's probably the coldest case in the history of our species. 3.18 million years ago, an adult female specimen of Australopithecus afarensis – which could be one of the ancestors of modern man – died in what is now Ethiopia. Fortunately, a considerable ...