Could these fossils be the much-sought “missing link”?

The fortuitous discovery of the fossils involved a motivated researcher, a dog, and a 9-year-old boy.

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

This isn’t the final word, though.

Scientists discover pre-human species that roamed with “Lucy”

In 1974, anthropologists found a 40% complete skeleton of a female which they identified as a pre-human species; they called her Lucy.  Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago, she is classified as a hominin, and she is without a doubt one of the most important findings in history. Now, scientists have found another skeleton not only from

New hominid species that lived alongside the famous Lucy was mostly a climber, not a walker

Africa proves yet again that it’s the cradle of the hominid family, and in consequence the human species. Scientists have found foot fossils in Ethiopia that don’t match those of any kind of hominid discovered thus far, dating from 3.4 million years ago, making the specimen contemporary with Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis specimen, of vast significance during its initial discovery

Human tool use pushed back 800,000 years by new discovery

Although the oldest sexual toy may have dated from the stone age, a newly published discovery of two fossils bearing the mark of tool used to scrub off the meat  dating back  3.39 million years could be enough to make anthropologists revise their current text books. What makes this study potentially monumental is the fact that it could prove tool