David A. Lurino


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.

Published On 12/14/2016
10:46 AM EST
The footprints belonging to Australopithecus afarensis were found at Laetoli, in Tanzania. Credit: Raffaello Pellizzon