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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.
Dikika baby fossil

National Geographic | Childhood Origins

Meet the Dikika baby, a three-year-old from the dawn of humanity. Her discovery holds clues to the origin of childhood.