The Latest on Lucy: Early Hominin Spent Serious Time in Trees

Hey Lucy, you got some more explainin’ to do. A controversial study published in August proposing that a fall from a tree killed Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil, was just the opening salvo in a renewed debate. Researchers announced an even bigger breakthrough today: Analysis of micro-CT scans reveal Lucy was at home on the ground and in the trees, a finding that puts the team at odds with some of the field’s biggest names.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Univers

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