3.2 million years after her death, autopsy reveals Lucy probably died after falling from a tree

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:41 in Paleontology & Archaeology

It’s the coldest case in science, and it may have just been cracked. Forty years after researchers discovered Lucy, an early human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago, scientists think they now know how she died. After examining high-resolution CT scans of broken bones in Lucy’s right shoulder, as...

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