Say hello to our female ancestor, who lived exactly 3.6 million years ago and is called the “Little Foot”.
This fossil is the oldest relic that contains all the details of the human skeleton.
The oldest human fossil discovered to date dates back to the ancient people of South Africa who lived more than 1.5 million years ago.
But her 3.67 million-year-old woman’s fossil fell down like a bomb.
The name given to him is called The Little Foot, which started many years ago with the appearance of four small feet bone. Years passed and a precise excavation resulted in a whole.
“This is one of the most remarkable fossil findings in the history of human origins. It is a privilege to announce such an important finding to the world,” said Ron Clarke, an architect at the University of Witwatersrand.
In fact, Little Foot is not literally the oldest human fossil. A fossil called Ardi, which was known as Ethiopia, was discovered at 4.4 million years old. However, the Little Foot can be much more complete and more informative than Ardi.
The Little Foot will enlighten the scientific world about the physical characteristics of the people of that period, how they look and what they look like.
The fossilized tooth enamel remains will provide detailed information about the eating habits of the people of the period.
Little Foot, really a small person:
The fossil, which is about 135 centimeters taller than the expectations, belongs to a woman individual according to the first findings. As a result of the examination of his bones, he fell into a cave as a teenager and died.
Most importantly, because of its height and bone structure, it will provide a wide range of information about the origin of people thought to be spreading from Africa to the world.
According to the initial determinations, his legs were longer than his arms and he resembled a modern monkey rather than a monkey.
The Little Foot, which has an upright posture, could probably also live on trees.
Clarke’s first visit to the cave, where the fossil was found, took place in 1994 and began its work in 1997.
After 20 years of labor and patience, this incredible find was shared with the world.