How ‘Lucy’ Got Her Name

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Professor Donald Johanson, the paleoanthropologist responsible for unearthing the first known remains of Australopithecus afarensis, describes how his discovery ended up with the name “Lucy.” Johanson explains that what started out as an off-the-cuff suggestion, ended up securing the fossil a place in popular culture.


Professor Donald Johanson, founding director of The Institute of Human Origins (IHO) at Arizona S
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~ by okami on 2011/05/19.

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