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Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'
BBC ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jonathan Webb

Posted on 08/29/2016 1:04:19 PM PDT by C19fan

New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed "Lucy" by scientists died falling from a great height - probably out of a tree. CT scans have shown injuries to her bones similar to those suffered by modern humans in similar falls. The 3.2 million-year-old hominin was found on a treed flood plain, making a branch her most likely final perch. It bolsters the view that her species - Australopithecus afarensis - spent at least some of its life in the trees.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: anthropology; palentology
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1 posted on 08/29/2016 1:04:19 PM PDT by C19fan
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If Lucy fell out of a tree in the forest,
would anybody hear it? How about if she
were in the sky with diamonds?


2 posted on 08/29/2016 1:06:09 PM PDT by sparklite2 (The trouble is, you think you have time.)
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Was she on LSD?

She got the name because the paleontologists who found her skeleton had a tape of the Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and named her for Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

3 posted on 08/29/2016 1:06:38 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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“I can climb that tree just as well as you can, probably better.”


4 posted on 08/29/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP: A Slower Handbasket)
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To: C19fan

Not good a climbing, fail.....................


5 posted on 08/29/2016 1:07:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (Make America AMERICA again!.........................)
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To: Verginius Rufus; sparklite2

rofl


6 posted on 08/29/2016 1:07:28 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Steely Tom

GMTA!............


7 posted on 08/29/2016 1:07:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (Make America AMERICA again!.........................)
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To: C19fan
Purety boojit !

Lucy was the ancestor of the modern "identification sect" popular today !

Lucy identified with orangutans and aspired to BE one, so she disobeyed her parents' warning and climbed a tree anyway and guess what?

She fell out of the tree and killed herself.

8 posted on 08/29/2016 1:08:12 PM PDT by knarf
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Maybe she was killed by the other guy who was already in the tree...


9 posted on 08/29/2016 1:08:17 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Steely Tom

Hold muh be{e}r-ries moment?


10 posted on 08/29/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: C19fan

Charlie Brown pushed her.


11 posted on 08/29/2016 1:09:11 PM PDT by TheGeezer
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I blame Ricky Ricardo.


12 posted on 08/29/2016 1:10:02 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Our security has been hacked, media and politicians bought off and we're being brainwashed.)
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She identified as a bird. Didn’t work out.


13 posted on 08/29/2016 1:10:45 PM PDT by hometoroost
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” It bolsters the view that her species - Australopithecus afarensis - spent at least some of its life in the trees.”

I would suggest that the time spent ‘in trees’ was merely a defensive tactic to escape predators. She likely went way out on a limb trying to escape a tiger, and the limb broke.


14 posted on 08/29/2016 1:11:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: C19fan
New evidence suggests... Pure conjecture and nonsense.
15 posted on 08/29/2016 1:11:49 PM PDT by Fungi (LL)
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To: BipolarBob

Maybe she had too many chocolate bon-bons stuffed in her cheeks and lost her balance.


16 posted on 08/29/2016 1:11:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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Speculation presented as fact.

This is often misinterpreted as ‘journalism’ in our modern era...

A quote attributed to Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, “ There is no other profession lower in the Eyes of God than that of journalist!”

:^)


17 posted on 08/29/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (d("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson))
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I Love Lucy
18 posted on 08/29/2016 1:14:25 PM PDT by ETL (God PLEASE help America...Never Hillary!)
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If A resembles B, is A a precursor of B? Does resemblance equal descent?
19 posted on 08/29/2016 1:15:41 PM PDT by Little Bill (o)
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She was trying to prove Newton’s Law of Gravity.


20 posted on 08/29/2016 1:16:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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