Unformatted text preview: primary method of locomotion, or whether it was combined with a significant amount of tree-climbing (arborealism). The features of Selam's upper body tend to be apelike: the shoulder blade closely resembles that of a gorilla, the finger bones are curved as in chimpanzees, and the semicircular canals are more like those of chimps than humans. All these lines of evidence suggest that A. afarensis was partly arboreal. The name 'Selam' means 'peace' in the local Ethiopian language. Because it belongs to the same species as Lucy , the fossil has also been nicknamed 'Lucy's child', though it is actually about 100,000 years older than Lucy....
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- Geology, Hominina, Australopithecus afarensis, bipedalism, A. Afarensis