Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. In Ethiopia, the assembly is also known as Dinkinesh, which means "you are marvelous" in the Amharic language.Species: Australopithecus afarensis. Where is the "real" Lucy? IHO has replicas of Lucy‘s bones, which were produced in the Institute‘s casting and molding laboratories. The “real” Lucy is stored in a specially constructed safe in the Paleoanthropology Laboratories of the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Nov 27, 2014 · It was immediately obvious that the skeleton was a momentous find, because the sediments at the site were known to be 3.2 million years old. Lucy became the oldest potential ancestor for every. Johanson believed that Lucy, as he has come to call his skeleton, was the oldest human ancestor, at 3.2 million years old. She was the most complete hominid skeleton ever found with 40 % of her skeleton having been recovered. Lucy was also the best preserved skeleton of a hominid, with her bones in excellent condition.
Sep 20, 2006 · Perhaps the world's most famous early human ancestor, the 3.2-million-year-old ape "Lucy" was the first Australopithecus afarensis skeleton . Dec 07, 2017 · After 20 years of slow, careful excavation, the world's most complete skeleton of an ancient human ancestor has just been unveiled. It belongs to the genus Australopithecus, and it's 3.67 million years old. It is, by far, the most complete hominin skeleton globally older than 1.5 million years, and the oldest hominin skeleton ever found in South Africa.
“Lucy” is the nickname for the Australopithecus afarensis partial skeleton that was discovered in the Afar desert of Ethiopia in 1974 by an international team of scientists led by former Museum curator Dr. Donald Johanson. When the partial skeleton was found, it was the oldest and most complete early human ancestor ever found, with 40 percent of the skeleton unearthed. With 40 percent of her skeleton intact, Lucy remains the oldest and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from Africa. It is considered the most famous fossil in the world.Author: Richard Chang.