Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) - was named after listening to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by the Beatles when she was discovered by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray.

Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) - was named after listening to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by the Beatles when she was discovered by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray.

Reconstruction of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) museum diorama by John Gurche at the Smithsonian Institute

Reconstruction of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) museum diorama by John Gurche at the Smithsonian Institute

Lucy australopitecus afarensis an extinct hominid that lived between 3.9 and 2.9…

Lucy australopitecus afarensis an extinct hominid that lived between 3.9 and 2.9…

"She showed us conclusively that upright walking and bipedalism preceded all of the other changes we'd normally consider being human, such as tool-making. She gave us a glimpse of what older ancestors would look like. Lucy is really at a nice point on the family tree: she sits at this pivotal point between things that are more ancient and things that are more modern."  -Donald C. Johnson, 2009

"She showed us conclusively that upright walking and bipedalism preceded all of the other changes we'd normally consider being human, such as tool-making. She gave us a glimpse of what older ancestors would look like. Lucy is really at a nice point on the family tree: she sits at this pivotal point between things that are more ancient and things that are more modern." -Donald C. Johnson, 2009

Lucy (Australopithecus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lucy skeleton reconstruction. Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Lucy (Australopithecus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lucy skeleton reconstruction. Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

November 24, 1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

November 24, 1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

Reconstruction of the fossil skeleton of "Lucy" the Australopithecus afarensis.jpg

Reconstruction of the fossil skeleton of "Lucy" the Australopithecus afarensis.jpg

"Lucy's Baby" a Born Climber, Hinting Human Ancestors Lingered in Trees  Australopithecus afarensis' shoulders pointed upward, new fossil study suggests.

"Lucy's Baby" a Born Climber, Hinting Human Ancestors Lingered in Trees Australopithecus afarensis' shoulders pointed upward, new fossil study suggests.

Reconstrucción de Australopithecus Afarensis (Lucy)- Reconstrucción artística de Lucy -Australopithecus afarensis- en el Museo de la Evolución de Burgos

Reconstrucción de Australopithecus Afarensis (Lucy)- Reconstrucción artística de Lucy -Australopithecus afarensis- en el Museo de la Evolución de Burgos

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