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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.

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from The Independent

How related are we to Lucy the Australopithecus?

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Selam, a 3.3-million-year-old human ancestor (Australopithecus afarensis specimen) from Ethiopia. She is known as "The World's Oldest Child", because she is the oldest known fossil of a child. The skeleton comprises almost the entire skull and torso and many parts of the limbs. The features of the skeleton suggest adaptation to walking upright as well as tree-climbing.

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The famous skeleton Lucy has had a makeover, thanks to newly discovered fossils. A reconstruction of the 3.2-million-year-old hominin emerge...

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Lucy Skull with Stand (Australopithecus afarensis) | WS-BH-021A

from National Geographic News

"Lucy's Baby" a Born Climber, Hinting Human Ancestors Lingered in Trees

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

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