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Lucy fossil continues to inspire, educate

<p>The 3.2-million-year-old Australopith named Lucy has been called the poster child for human evolution. Discovered in 1974 by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson, currently a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Lucy continues to mesmerize the scientific community and those interested in the journey of humankind.</p><p>Lucy is the oldest bipedal adult human ancestor ever found, and her remains are additionally remarkable because of the level of completeness: 40% intact. These ancient bones are normally housed in the National Museum of Ethiopia in Lucy’s homeland; however, they will be on display in Seattle’s Pacific Science Center from October 4, 2008, until March 8, 2009. A cast of the original remains is available for public viewing in the Institute of Human Origins, located on the ASU Tempe campus.</p>

Article Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Rebecca Howe

Communications Specialist, School of Human Evolution and Social Change