Navigation Links
Newly discovered foot points to a new kid on the hominin block
Date:3/30/2012

e is much more to learn about the role of locomotion in human evolution.

"This fossil makes the story of locomotion more complex, and it shows that we have a lot more to learn about how humans transitioned from moving around in trees to moving around on the ground -- on two legs.This fossil shows that some hominins may have been capable of doing both," she says.

The fossil, dated to approximately 3.4 million years ago, was discovered in 2009 in sediments along the Burtele drainage in the Afar region of Ethiopia that is now very hot and dry. The researchers believe the area was wetter and more wooded when the Burtele hominin lived, based on its deltaic sedimentary context, results from isotopic studies and the range of fossil animals found near the site.

"We're just at the beginning of understanding the environmental context for this important fossil. It will be a critical part of understanding this hominin, its habitat and the role that the environment played in its evolution," she says.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa DeNike
Lde@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Newly-discovered mechanism can explain the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
2. Newly identified gene powerful predictor of colon cancer metastasis
3. Newly found enzymes may play early role in cancer
4. Obesity starts in the head? 6 newly discovered genes for obesity have a neural effect
5. UC Davis research shows that newly discovered drug reduces heart enlargement
6. Newly described contaminant sources in Katrina-flooded homes pose health risks
7. DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica
8. Newly discovered gene plays vital role in cancer
9. Newly discovered epidermal growth factor receptor active in human pancreatic cancers
10. Newly discovered reactions from an old drug may lead to new antibiotics
11. Newly discovered snow roots are evolutionary phenomenon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Newly discovered foot points to a new kid on the hominin block
(Date:4/10/2015)... , April 10, 2015 Research ... of the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" ... , NEC will continue to supply a ... the market, with a company focus on the development ... Winning opportunities in the Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:4/8/2015)... , April 8, 2015  Infinisource, a leading ... services, and Morpho, a leading supplier of biometric ... produce the market,s most advanced biometrically-enabled time clock, ... NXG time clock is setting a bold, new ... data for the small and mid-size employer. When ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Germany , April 2, 2015 ... fingerprint tests DERMALOG by far outperforms the strongest ... always maintaining high accuracy, the system is capable ... Hence, the speed proves up to be ten ... faster than its runner-up performance.      ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 3DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3
... do undergraduate students gain valuable hands-on experience by participating ... contributions, examples of which are highlighted in the current ... a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ... This special issue features a collection of papers ...
... Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have designed a new ... drugs targeting a human metabolic enzyme believed to stimulate the ... new test, which the scientists call a simple assay, will ... for those that have potential to block the action of ...
... LA JOLLA, CA September 16, 2010 For Immediate ... been awarded a four-year, $5.1 million grant as part of ... development of the next generation of DNA sequencing technologies, which ... sequence a person,s DNA. With the new grant, ...
Cached Biology News:Undergraduate research highlighted in DNA and Cell Biology Journal 2Scripps scientists develop test providing new pathway for identifying obesity, diabetes drugs 2Scripps scientists develop test providing new pathway for identifying obesity, diabetes drugs 3Scripps research team wins $5.1 million to develop DNA sequencing technology 2
(Date:4/23/2015)... ON , April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - A ... sustainable packaging award from North America,s ... Brandcheck Competitor Comparison won Silver in the "Sustainability, ... The Brandcheck "Competitor Comparison" is a ... of North American and Global peers. This benchmarking ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... D.C. (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 ... D.C. region on April 4-17 as part of ... marks the fourth group of biotechnology startups to ... of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) and the University of ... deepen ties between their respective universities in the ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ), ... serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, with ... the United States , today announced that ... of 2015 after the New York Stock Exchange closes ... morning, May 14, 2015 Shanghai time). The earnings release ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... LAKE FOREST, Calif. , April 23, 2015 ... provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the ... has further established its cryogenic logistics solutions within ... customer agreement with Yancey Farms to support the ... top German Sport horse Stallions. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 2U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 4WuXi PharmaTech Schedules First-Quarter 2015 Earnings Release 2WuXi PharmaTech Schedules First-Quarter 2015 Earnings Release 3Cryoport to Support the Equine Animal Husbandry Market Through Agreement with Yancey Farms 2Cryoport to Support the Equine Animal Husbandry Market Through Agreement with Yancey Farms 3
... Ltd,(SWX: ARPN) announced today the results of a ... iclaprim and warfarin.,Warfarin is widely used for the ... to be well-controlled.The drug-drug interaction study,comprised 24 healthy ... with and without pre- and co-administration of iclaprim ...
... Acclaimed stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, ... have successfully reprogrammed human adult cells to function like ... much of the controversy and restrictions regarding generation of ... in the journal Cell, should accelerate the pace of ...
... - Appointment of Company Officers ... ... - 1 Stock ... Meeting held on,November 7 2007, Monica R. Brettler, Tush P. Nikollaj, Carl H. Rosner and,Arthur Roth were elected to ...
Cached Biology Technology:Positive Outcome of Drug-Drug Interaction Trial With Intravenous Iclaprim 2Positive Outcome of Drug-Drug Interaction Trial With Intravenous Iclaprim 3Shinya Yamanaka reprograms human adult cells 2CardioMag Announces Results of 2006 Annual Shareholders Meeting and Board Meeting 2
... The lyophilization stabilizer is designed to ... and for long-term storage. There ... ingredients. It is a convenient ... 7.2, and is superior to other ...
... The CERTOMAT IS, a true benchtop incubator-shaker, has ... Having a footprint of 540 x 680 ... large incubation chamber (370 x 505 x 510mm). ... the CERTOMAT IS is ideal for shaking applications ...
... TC-3000 is one of the smallest thermal cyclers ... choice of either the 0.5ml (20 samples) or ... , Fast heating and cooling rate of ... and high performance Fast track programming with ...
... StabilZyme HRP Conjugate Stabilizer is an aqueous ... and other non-toxic stabilizing chemicals in a ... 6.7. This product contains a ... 20 ppm Proclin 300 (Rohm and Haas ...
Biology Products: