3.67 million-year-old – first to walk?

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It’s taken twenty years to fully uncover ‘little foot’, and an impossibly rare, almost complete, australopithicus skeleton. The work was performed, painstakingly, by Ronald Clarke and team, who are well aware of the huge importance of this small hominin believed to walk bipedally (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/11/29/481556). Hard data is likely to follow, and potentially shed light on a hominin that is placed much earlier on the evolutionary journey between tree-dwelling and much later bipedalism of the African savannah.

See the article in Nature