September 20, 2006

New Fossil Hominid Child

The Ethiopian fossil of a 3.3 million year old three year old child is very complete for its antiquity, with a more complete face than usual. The feet haven't been excavated yet, but the upper body and hips show a combination of shoulders made for climbing joined with a nearly upright posture.

The technical term for the amount of information that could be gathered from a find like this is a Boatload.

Posted by natasha at September 20, 2006 09:09 PM | Science | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |