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3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved, The Two-way, NPR, May 23, 2017 http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/23/529693497/3-3-million-year-old-fossil-sheds-light-on-how-the-spine-evolved The paper is: Ward, C. V., T. K. Nalley, F. Spoor, P. Tafforeaue, and Z. Alemsegedf, 2017, Thoracic vertebral count and thoracolumbar transition in Australopithecus afarensis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/09/1702229114.abstract http://www.pnas.org/content/ea
If “Lucy” wasn’t alone, who else was in her neighborhood? Key fossil discoveries over the last few decades in Africa indicate that multiple early human ancestor species lived at the same time more than 3 million years ago. Here are some links : http://www.pnas.org/content/113/23/6364.full.pdf https://www.cmnh.org/pnas http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/06/lucy-had-neighbors-a-review-of-african-fossils/111617