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Fossils Clinch Identity of Lucy's Ancestor

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Science  14 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5771, pp. 178
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5771.178b

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A series of fossils from northeastern Ethiopia, presented in this week's issue of Nature, now helps prove what many researchers had suspected: that Lucy's species, Australopithecus afarensis, evolved from a 4-million-year-old upright hominid called Australopithecus anamensis. (Read more.)