New Discovery of Skelton Baffled Researchers

New Discovery of Skelton Baffled Researchers

The newly discovered partial hominin foot skeleton has lead to further mysteries about the human. The skeleton is believed to be 3.4 million-year-old. Following the findings, the researchers proclaimed that previously found female specimen are not the only line of hominins. In short, there is possibility of more hominin locomotor.

The recent findings have been published in the journal Nature. It has been informed that the newly found specimen doesn’t have features like human. However, it does have features of a tree-dweller. It has been informed that the skeleton has opposable big toe, which is believed to help the creature in grasping the braches of tress.

At the same time, the New York Times has claimed that the foot of the recently found specimen is similar to Ardipithecus ramidus. The recent findings made the researchers to note that the human probably didn’t take a single path to bipedal locomotion. But various lines seem to have evolved, with only one human in the end surviving.

The researchers also questioned the previous held assertion that there was only prehuman called Lucy. The newly discovery has forced the researchers to note that there must have been more with Lucy who might have spent majority of their time on trees.

Bruce Latimer of Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University was involved in the discovery. He said, “This is just another window into solving the problem of how we got from a primitive foot to the modern human foot”.

It is hoped that the findings would help researchers in better understanding the evolution of human. However, the recent discovery has tangled the brains of researchers with new questions and possibility. The tangled brains would be required to be untangled so that further studies could be conducted.


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