Who is Lucy the Australopithecus? - Google Doodle for her 41st anniversary





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Published on Nov 24, 2015

Who is Lucy the Australopithecus? Five facts you might not know about the oldest hominid ever discovered
Lucy has been honored with a Google Doodle on the 41st anniversary of her discovery

The 41st anniversary of the discovery of 'Lucy' has been celebrated with a Google Doodle.

'Lucy' is a collection of fossilised bones that once made up the skeleton of a hominid from the Australopithecus afarensis species. She lived in Ethiopia 3.2 million years ago.
First discovered in 1973, the discovery was remarkably 'complete' - 40 per cent of her skeleton was found intact, rather than just a handful of incomplete and damaged fossils that usually make up remains of a similar age.

How related are we to Lucy the Australopithecus?
Shortly after being dug up, it became apparent that Lucy was a significant find with researchers saying she belonged to a previously unknown species.


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