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Famous Pre-Human May Have Died After Falling From Tree

Lucy, perhaps the most famous human ancestor, appears to have died after having fallen from a tree, according to a new study of her fossilized bones. The Australopithecus afarensis, which walked upright, lived in Africa between three- and four-million years ago. Her partial skeleton was unearthed in 1974. Some experts disagree with the conclusion, arguing instead that her bones were broken after the young adult hominid died. Lead author John Kappelman told The Washington...

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