Lucy (Australopithecus)  

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Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, the 40% complete skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis specimen discovered 1974 at Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago. The discovery of this hominin was significant as the skeleton shows evidence of small skull capacity akin to that of apes and of bipedal upright walk akin to that of humans, providing further evidence that bipedalism preceded increase in brain size in human evolution.



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