Exhibit Of Lucy - Australopithecus Afarensis


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Jan 22, 2006
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Houston, TX - USA
Yesterday I had the priviledge to go see the 1974 Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovery of Donald Johanson. Named Lucy and Dinkenesh which in Ethiopian means "most beautiful" or "wonderful thing." Her skeleton (estimated 3.2 million years old) is now for the first time ever on a traveling exhibit, out of Ethiopia. First stop, Houston, Texas followed by Washington, New York, Denver, and Chicago.

Anyway when I finally saw her in person, it was breathtaking. I've seen pictures before, but to have her right before you and to see every little detail of her small stature... well, I feel truly blessed.

No pictures were allowed, but the exhibit's website here has a great gallery and information.

The skeleton.

What she might have looked like.