•Australopithecus afarensis discovered by Donald Johanson in Ethiopia in
•About 40% complete
•Dated to be 3 million years old
•Claimed bipedal (walked upright)
Although the feet,
hands, and most of the skull are missing, the vast majority of the other
bones have been found since this initial find, giving us an accurate picture
of what A. afarensis looked like.
Named Lucy because
the Beetles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was playing on the tape
player when it was found.
Actually only 20% of
the bones were found, but 40% is claimed because they aren't counting the
missing foot bones.