This theory, however, is already provoking controversy.
Aug 29, Lucy, our renowned hominin relative, died some million years ago after plummeting from a tree, according to researchers from the. Aug 29, Now, after poring over the celebrated bones, a team of scientists has concluded that Lucy died most unceremoniously: from a long fall out of a tree. Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Now, after poring over the celebrated bones, a team of scientists has concluded that Lucy died most unceremoniously: from a long fall out of a tree.
If they are right, the discovery could yield an important clue to how our ancestors evolved from tree-dwelling apes into bipeds that walked the African savanna. Oct 13, University of Texas at Austin anthropologist John Kappelman and colleagues examined Lucy’s remains as well as CT scans of her bones in an effort to determine how she died.
The pattern of fractures in Lucy’s bones has led Kappelman’s team to hypothesize that she fell from a tall tree- perhaps four to five stories bushleaning.bar: Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell. Sep 06, Dr. Kappelman and his colleagues hypothesize that Lucy must have fallen from a tree because geologists have determined about the environment where she lived, at the time, was a low-lying wooded area around a stream, with no cliffs nearby.
While this is certainly a plausible scenario, many paleoanthropologists are bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Aug 29, Lucy is one poythress stump grinding the oldest and most complete fossils of any human ancestor New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed"Lucy" by scientists died falling Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.