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Painstaking study of ‘Little Foot’ fossil sheds light on human origins – NBC News

Sophisticated scanning technology is revealing intriguing secrets about Little Foot, the remarkable fossil of an early human forerunner.

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Sophisticated scanning technology is revealing intriguing secrets about Little Foot, the remarkable fossil of an early human forerunner that inhabited South Africa 3.67 million years ago during a critical juncture in our evolutionary history.
Scientists said on Tuesday they examined key parts of the nearly complete and well-preserved fossil at Britains national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source. The scanning focused upon Little Foots cranial vault – the upper part of her braincase and her…

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