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February 11, 2011

Human ancestor Lucy walked like we do, researchers say

Our celebrated ancestor Lucy was no waddling, hunched-over ape-woman who felt more at home in the trees. New research from the University of Missouri in Columbia offers the most conclusive evidence yet that Lucy and her tribe spent their lives on solid ground and walked much as modern humans do — more than 3 million years ago.

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