Australopithecus africanus

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Name: Australopithecus africanus
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ancient boy died surprisingly young

CALGARY, Alberta —  A nearly 2-million-year-old Australopithecus sediba skeleton from South Africa belonged to a boy who was just 7.5 years old when he plunged to his death in an underground cave, Harvard University’s Adeline Le Cabec reported on April ... [Published Science News Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

South Africa’s Resource Curses and Growing Social Resistance

This area could, under different local and national state management, become one of Africa’s most prosperous. At least 80 percent of the earth’s known platinum reserves are in South Africa, starting in an arc that cuts through Madibeng, where 1.1 million ... [Published Monthly Review - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot the oldest complete Australopithecus

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.In a paper published ... [Published Terra Daily - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 2 reports

New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot the oldest complete Australopithecus

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.In a paper published ... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 1 reports

Little Foot, Our Oldest Ancestor, Is Older Than Previously Thought

Found in the Sterkfontein Caves of South Africa, many scientists believed that Little Foot, a nearly complete skeletal fossil of our ancient ancestors, was 2.2 million years old. Now, they believe he might be older. (Photo: University of Witswatersra ... [Published International Science Times - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 2 reports

3-mln-yr-old 'Little Foot' may be humans' forefather

Washington, March 15 (ANI): After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, scientists have now shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.A French team of specialists ... [Published News Track India - Mar 15 2014]

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Professor Ron Clarke, from the University of the Witwatersrand, and colleagues write about the fossil's age in a new paper, titled "Stratigraphic analysis of the Sterkfontein StW 573 Australopithecus Skeleton and Implications for its Age" which was published recently in the Journal of Human Evolution
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Ancient boy died surprisingly young [Published Science News Online - Apr 14 2014]
South Africa’s Resource Curses and Growing Soci... [Published Monthly Review - Apr 01 2014]
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot th... [Published Terra Daily - Mar 20 2014]
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot th... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 17 2014]
Little Foot Is The Oldest Complete... [Published Red Orbit - Mar 17 2014]
Little Foot, Our Oldest Ancestor, Is Older Than... [Published International Science Times - Mar 15 2014]
3-mln-yr-old 'Little Foot' may be humans' foref... [Published News Track India - Mar 15 2014]
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot th... [Published EurekAlert! - Mar 14 2014]
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot th... [Published Press News.org - Mar 14 2014]
New research sheds light on a key dietary chang... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Oct 14 2013]
Faces of our 7-million-year old ancestors recre... [Published Topnews.in - Jan 07 2012]
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