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Human Evolution Diane C. Freedman CCP
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Geologic Ages
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Lucy A ustralopithecus afarensis
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Composite Skull Cast of Australopithecus afarensis. A. afarensis is the earliest known hominid species, and lived from 3 to 4 million years ago in East Africa. F. Schneidermeyer, Oxford Scientific Film. Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1993 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation
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A. africanus A. africanus was first discovered and named by Raymond Dart in 1924. His early and accurate claim that these ancestors were bipedal was rejected.
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Louis Leakey also believed that human ancestors would be found in Africa, and he searched in Olduvai Gorge in East Africa for 30 years, finding many important fossils of Australopithicines, H. habilis, and H. erectus.
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The Leakey Family Louis and Mary Leakey, left, and their son Richard, right, are noted paleoanthropologists whose research in the Olduvai Gorge in East Africa advanced the study of human evolution. All of English descent, they lived and conducted their research in Kenya and spent much of their lives hunting fossils throughout East Africa.
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