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In the Sky with Diamonds. Lucy turns forty

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Donald Johanson

Donald Johanson, CSRL


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My 1974 discovery in the Afar region of Ethiopia, of the 3.2 million-year-old human ancestor that everyone knows today as Lucy made international headlines. She quickly attained iconic status as the best-knows fossil find of the 20th century, and 40 uears later continues to be the benchmark by which scholars and lay people alike judge subsequent early hominid discoveries.

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