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David A. Lurino

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Human Ancestor 'Lucy’ Was Likely Part of a Female Harem

Fossil footprints suggest that Lucy's ancient human species was polygynous, with groups of females mating with a single male.

December 14, 2016
10:46 AM EST
The footprints belonging to Australopithecus afarensis were found at Laetoli, in Tanzania. Credit: Raffaello Pellizzon