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Thank you for sharing the images. I really enjoyed looking through them. I had the good fortune of seeing Lucy in person when she visited the United States some years ago. It was an experience that is hard to describe with words.
Just a small correction; Lucy is estimated to have lived about 3.2 million years ago, not 4.5. She may or may not have been a direct ancestor of our species, but is almost certainly very closely related to our family tree. Also, Lucy is not the most complete hominid fossil we have uncovered; that would be Ardi, going...Show more →
Thanks . You are right of course. Lucy, who was found in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar region in 1974, and she is about 3.3 million years old. Lucy's taxonomic name, Australopithecus Afarensis, means 'southern ape of Afar', and refers to the Ethiopian region where she was found, Although Lucy is better known, actually, the oldest upright-walking hominid fossil discovered to date in Ethiopia is the 4.2 million year old Ardipithicus Ramidus, or Ardi, found in 1994. In 1967 they found the remains of the Kibbish Man. He lived 195,000 years ago in the Omo valley near Kibbish in South Ethiopia, Kibbish Man is the oldest modern Homo Sapiens ever found thus far. He had DNA which was genetically similar to ours.