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Weird History

The Story Of Lucy - A Humanoid Skeleton That Is Approximately 3.2 Million Years Old

The discovery of a skeleton called "Lucy" in 1974 sent waves through the scientific community, as she essentially represented a "missing link" between our ape ancestors and modern-day humans. Lucy hails from the species Australopithecus afarensis, natives of Eastern Africa around 3 million years ago.

Lucy walked upright, possessed a face resembling a cross between modern humans and apes, and, like many Australopithecus, displayed other traits familiar to us. Lucy the Hominid told a story through her bones, but she did much more than that. For many people, Lucy started the debate about what it means to be human.

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