Photo: Early Human Babies Had Big Brains, Fossil Pelvis Shows



The discovery of the 1.2 million-year-old fossil pelvis (bottom) suggests that humans were giving birth to big-brained babies far earlier than thought. The finding was announced in November 2008.

At top, the pelvis of Lucy, a 3.2-million-year-old adult female, is compared to the newfound pelvis (center) and the pelvis of a modern woman (right).



Images courtesy Scott Simpson/Case Western University


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