October 26, 2021

Science

The world of science and technology

‘Lucy’s baby’ suggests famed human ancestor had a primitive brain

1 min read

New study also reveals ancient human ancestors enjoyed a long childhood.

Read the story: https://scim.ag/33ZR707

Read the research: https://scim.ag/39uGMKE

Credits

editor/narrator
Meagan Cantwell

supervising producer
Joel Goldberg

script
Meagan Cantwell
Joel Goldberg
Ann Gibbons

illustrations
British Photo Library/Flickr
Mauricio Anton/Science Source

video footage
Paul Tafforeau/ESRF Grenoble
Philipp Gunz/MPI EVA Leipzig
Archive/org/Prelinger Archives

photos
Cleveland Natural history Museum
Institute of Human Origins
Philipp Gunz
S. Entressangle/E. Daynes
Todd Preuss/Yerkes Primate Research
Zeray Alemseged

research
Gunz et al., Science Advances 2020
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz4729

music
“Artificial Wave”
by Nguyên Khôi Nguyên

special thanks
Elizabeth Culotta