Ancient creature mixed human, apelike traits

desilvaAssociated Press
Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences

Scientists have gained new insights into an extinct South African creature with an intriguing mix of human and apelike traits, and apparently an unusual way of walking. But they still haven’t pinned down where it fits on our evolutionary family tree…

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“I didn’t think you could have this combination, that hand with that pelvis with that foot… And yet, there it is.”

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