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Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’

By: MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

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NEW YORK (AP) – A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history – and they see a face peering back.

The find, from 3.8 million years ago, reveals the face for a presumed ancestor of the species famously represented by Lucy, the celebrated Ethiopian partial skeleton found in 1974.

This ancestral species is the oldest known member of Australopithecus, a grouping of creatures that preceded our own branch of the family tree, called Homo.

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