skeleton of Lucy (Australopithecus). It's millions years old, found by Donald Johansen at Hadar in Ethopia. It got the name Lucy because the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was playing on their radio when they found it.
November 1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
Reconstruction of the fossil skeleton of "Lucy" the Australopithecus. Build your own puzzle! With missing hands and feet and a broken femur and arm bones it can be human or ape! Fun for the whole evolutionary family! Just add your own assumptions!
“Lucy’s Baby” a Born Climber, Hinting Human Ancestors Lingered in Trees - Australopithecus afarensis’ shoulders pointed upward, new fossil study suggests. (images: T - Dave Einsel/Getty; B - Zeray Alemseged / Dikika Research Project)