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Around the World March/April 2022

ETHIOPIA

Around the World March/April 2022

ETHIOPIA

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Ethiopia

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Features Jan 01, 2011

"Kadanuumuu" - Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia

For the last 35 years, the short-legged “Lucy” skeleton has led some scientists to argue that Australopithecus afarensis didn’t stand fully upright or walk like modern humans, and instead got around by “knuckle-walking” like apes. Now, the discovery of a 3.6-million-year-old beanpole on the Ethiopian plains—christened “Kadanuumuu,” or “Big Man” in the Afar language—puts that tired debate to rest. The new fossil demonstrates these early human ancestors were fully bipedal.

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Digs & Discoveries Nov 01, 2010

The World's First Butchers?

Paleoanthropologists in Ethiopia may have discovered the earliest evidence of stone-tool use.

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