''Lucy's Baby'' Adds to Early-Human Record

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Fossil footprints left by several members of A. afarensis in Laetoli, Tanzania, were discovered in 1976—two years after the Lucy find—by paleoanthropologist Andrew Hill.

Preserved in volcanic ash from an eruption dated at 3.5 million years ago, the prints show a strikingly humanlike stride.

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