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One of a world’s
oldest and many finish skeletons of a ancient ancestors is being unveiled
in Johannesburg today.

South African
scientists, who have spent 20 years excavating and scheming Little Foot, say
the fossilised stays are some-more than 3 million years old.

She is small, ape-like,
and roughly totally intact.

Scientists have been delicately extracting her from a retard of
ancient stone over a march of dual decades.

Now Little Foot is
unbound, reassembled and concerned to shake adult a bargain of a possess human

Her accurate age has been
hotly disputed, though her handlers insist she’s 3.67 million years old.

That means she was
alive during roughly a same time as Lucy – a different, reduction complete, though more
famous skeleton of an ancient tellurian relations found in East Africa.

It now looks like our
family tree might be even some-more difficult than we thought, and widespread opposite a
much bigger cube of this continent.

Little Foot was found
in a network of caves north-west of Johannesburg – a site that has become
something of a value trove for scientists some-more used to sketch big
conclusions from distant smaller fragments of ancient bone.

In this video, Prof Ron Clarke, from University of a Witwatersrand, explains his perfected work to expose a world’s many finish skeleton of an Australopithecus:

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