Wednesday, 18 September 2019

A fossil and three-dimensional print of Lucy's ancestor, 3.8 million years old cranium of Australopithecus Anamensis which was discovered in Waranso-Mile paleontological site, in Afar region, Ethiopia is seen at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 28, 2019. This species is considered the direct ancestor of Australopithecus afarensis, the species best known from the famous partial skeleton nicknamed Lucy unearthed in 1974. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

A fossil of Lucy's ancestor, 3.8 million years old cranium of Australopithecus Anamensis which was discovered in Waranso-Mile paleontological site, Afar region in Ethiopia is seen at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 28, 2019. The fossil dubbed MRD, which provides insight into a pivotal period for the evolutionary lineage that eventually led to modern humans, belongs to the species Australopithecus anamensis, which first appeared roughly 4.2 million years ago. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

A fossil of Lucy's ancestor, 3.8 million years old cranium of Australopithecus Anamensis which was discovered in Waranso-Mile paleontological site, Afar region in Ethiopia is seen at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 28, 2019. The researchers said it apparently inhabited arid shrub land near a river delta and lake. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

A fossil of Lucy's ancestor, 3.8 million years old cranium of Australopithecus Anamensis which was discovered in Waranso-Mile paleontological site, Afar region in Ethiopia is seen at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

A facial reconstruction by John Gurche of the species Australopithecus anamensis, based on a nearly complete cranium fossil discovered in 2016 in Ethiopia, is seen in this photo released on August 28, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., Matt Crow/Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Handout via REUTERS