This new discovery brings up reminders of other fossils that have been found in Africa, and what these fossils mean of the history in Africa. One of the oldest female skeletons known to humans was found in Africa, specifically at the site of Hidar in Africa in 1974 (ASU Institute of Human Origins). Looking at her skeleton, Lucy, the name of the skeleton, was found to have features that showed that she was a hominid, which is known to be one of the species that humans might have evolved from. Lucy, like modern humans, was able to walk on two legs and bore other features that show her likeness to modern humans. Lucy is one of the oldest known full skeletons found, not only in Africa but the world. Africa has been known to house some of the world’s oldest fossils that are currently known to man. These discoveries as well as the continent and countries within Africa should be further incentive for Africa to be as cherished as places like Rome and London. Africa has much information to offer the world, and the world still has a lot more to learn from Africa.
To learn more, go read the article by Dr. Gess!