‘Little Foot’ skeleton reveals a brain much like a chimp’s

But the ancient hominid’s inner ear shows a mix of humanlike and apelike features

Little Foot skulls

BRAIN GAIN  Digital analyses of Little Foot’s ancient skull (left) yielded a brain-surface reconstruction (shown in blue from either side and rear) with largely chimplike features.

M. Lotter, R.J. Clarke, A. Beaudet et al/J. of Human Evol. 2019

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