'Little Foot' skull reveals how this more than 3 million year old human ancestor lived

March 17, 2020 - General

High-resolution micro-CT scanning of the skull of the fossil specimen known as “Little Foot” has revealed some aspects of how this Australopithecus species used to live more than 3 million years ago.

Pictures of the ‘Little Foot’ skull. The view from the bottom (right) shows the original position
of the first cervical vertebra still embedded in the matrix [Credit: R.J. Clarke]The meticulous excavation, cleaning and scanning of the…

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