The oldest human Ancestor is Discovered

Thursday, September 19, 2019
The face of the oldest man (credit to Daily Mail)

Many mainstream medias reported about the finding of the oldest human ancestor from Ethiopia, Africa recently.

We already knew that the 3.2 million years old Lucy was believed to be our oldest ancestor. The scientific name of Lucy is Australopithecus afarensis.

Lucy is different with ape (ancient ape) in terms of:
- start to walk on two legs
- brain
- body size
- strong jaws

The similarity that Lucy’s face is look like apes, and previously live on the trees. Even though Lucy able to walk then, but they still use their hands to hang on the trees.


Skull of the oldest human ancestor

Now, scientists found the oldest human ancestor. 3.8 million years old, Australopithecus anamensis who is older than previous discovered, Lucy.

With new finding, scientists have two hypotheses:
1. Australopithecus anamensis was Lucy’s parents. Then, Lucy had evolved to be an ancestor of Australopithecus hominins. This evolutionary line led to Homo sapiens, modern human, our selves.

2. Australopithecus anamensis had directed evolutionary line to the ancestor of Australopithecus hominins, then Homo sapiens, modern man. Lucy was not involve in this evolution process.


To find out which one is true, scientists needed to assemble reliable data of specimen from:
- different time periods
- different geographical locations
- different evolutionary trajectory.

Hope, we could settle doubt soon and understand more of our ancestors, include the way they evolved to become modern human.

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    1. you are very welcome...

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      We already knew that the 3.2 million years old Lucy was believed to be our oldest ancestor. The scientific name of Lucy is Australopithecus afarensis.

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  4. Ok, I got it. However, this leaves me shaking my head (as the young folks say...SMH) in wonderment. It also leaves me speechless, don't know what to say to that. Thanks for sharing the information.

    Wishing you a wonderful Friday!

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      Lucy is different with ape (ancient ape) in terms of:
      - start to walk on two legs
      - brain
      - body size
      - strong jaws

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  5. Science is really cool. Thanks for the information and thank you for sharing.

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      The similarity that Lucy’s face is look like apes, and previously live on the trees. Even though Lucy able to walk then, but they still use their hands to hang on the trees.

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  6. me encantan este tipo de post, son muy interesantes

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  7. Wow,older than Lucy! Amazing topic, so fascinating ☺

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      Now, scientists found the oldest human ancestor. 3.8 million years old, Australopithecus anamensis who is older than previous discovered, Lucy.

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  8. In my city we have an interesting archeological site called Atapuerca with the oldest human rests in all Europe, these kind of themes are amazing and interesting to show our own evolution.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      The oldest human Ancestor is Discovered
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      With new finding, scientists have two hypotheses:

      1. Australopithecus anamensis was Lucy’s parents. Then, Lucy had evolved to be an ancestor of Australopithecus hominins. This evolutionary line led to Homo sapiens, modern human, our selves.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      2. Australopithecus anamensis had directed evolutionary line to the ancestor of Australopithecus hominins, then Homo sapiens, modern man. Lucy was not involve in this evolution process.

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  10. This is really very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      To find out which one is true, scientists needed to assemble reliable data of specimen from:
      - different time periods
      - different geographical locations
      - different evolutionary trajectory.

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  11. Very interesting post! I think it's amazing how they can recreate what these human ancestors looked like.

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      Hope, we could settle doubt soon and understand more of our ancestors, include the way they evolved to become modern human.

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      The face of the oldest man (credit to Daily Mail)

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  13. Absolutely mind boggling! Thanks for sharing such interesting information:)

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      We already knew that the 3.2 million years old Lucy was believed to be our oldest ancestor. The scientific name of Lucy is Australopithecus afarensis.

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  15. This has always interested me. I remember loved learning about it in school.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      Lucy is different with ape (ancient ape) in terms of:
      - start to walk on two legs
      - brain
      - body size
      - strong jaws

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  16. Nothing comes from nothing. Fascinating info. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      The similarity that Lucy’s face is look like apes, and previously live on the trees. Even though Lucy able to walk then, but they still use their hands to hang on the trees.

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  17. Slyszalam o Lusy i dość ciekawej historii jaka była wokół tego odkrycia :)

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  18. Interesantes reportajes, me han encantado. Besitos.

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      Now, scientists found the oldest human ancestor. 3.8 million years old, Australopithecus anamensis who is older than previous discovered, Lucy.

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  19. This is a fascinating post! I knew about Lucy but didn't know that the oldest ancestor was recently found.
    Wish you a nice weekend and peaceful.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      The oldest human Ancestor is Discovered
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      With new finding, scientists have two hypotheses:

      1. Australopithecus anamensis was Lucy’s parents. Then, Lucy had evolved to be an ancestor of Australopithecus hominins. This evolutionary line led to Homo sapiens, modern human, our selves.

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    2. Thank you to visit:
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      2. Australopithecus anamensis had directed evolutionary line to the ancestor of Australopithecus hominins, then Homo sapiens, modern man. Lucy was not involve in this evolution process.

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  21. I’ve always wondered if Lucy’s husband was Desi... :)

    Http://www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      To find out which one is true, scientists needed to assemble reliable data of specimen from:
      - different time periods
      - different geographical locations
      - different evolutionary trajectory.

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  22. So interesting! Let's hope humans are still around in 3 million years time...

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      The oldest human Ancestor is Discovered
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      Hope, we could settle doubt soon and understand more of our ancestors, include the way they evolved to become modern human.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      The oldest human Ancestor is Discovered
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      The face of the oldest man (credit to Daily Mail)

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      The oldest human Ancestor is Discovered
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      Many mainstream medias reported about the finding of the oldest human ancestor from Ethiopia, Africa recently.

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