A study by lead author, Jeremy DeSilva, published in Science Advances ("A nearly complete foot from Dikika, Ethiopia and its implications for the ontogeny and function of Australopithecus afarensis") was featured on July 4, 2018, in National Geographic.
The article titled, "Foot of 'World's Oldest Child' Shows How Our Ancestors Moved. The exquisite, 3.3-million-year-old fossil is the only one of its kind ever found", quotes Prof. De Silva “Every fossil gives us some bit of our past, [but] when you have a child skeleton, you can ask questions about growth and development—and what the life of a kid was like three million years ago,” says lead study author Jeremy DeSilva, a paleoanthropologist at Dartmouth College. “It's a magnificent find.”
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Click here to read the published study in Science Advances