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Ancient hominins had small brains like apes, but longer childhoods like humans

Using conventional and synchrotron computed tomography, we scanned eight fossil crania, which allowed us to explore patterns of brain growth.

Dikika Foot Anatomy Explained in New “Science Advances” Paper

More than 3 million years ago, our ancient human ancestors, including their toddler-aged children, were standing on two feet and walking upright, according to a new study.

Prof. Alemseged discusses the importance of hominin fossils with President Barack Obama

Zeray Alemseged met with President Barrack Obama in July 2015 while the President was on a state visit to east Africa, including the first visit to Ethiopia by a sitting US president.