World’s most famous fossil “Lucy” exhibited in Santa Ana before returning to Ethiopia

LucyAfter being exhibited at the Bowers Museum, this incredibly rare and fragile hominid fossil will be returned to a specially constructed safe in the Paleoanthropology Laboratories of the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
SANTA ANA, CA.- Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind, the birthplace of coffee, the purported resting place of the Ark of the Covenant—and home to Lucy, the 3.2 million year old hominid that has become the world’s most famous fossil, outside of Ethiopia. Even three decades after her discovery, Lucy continues to profoundly influence our understanding of human origins. With 40 percent of her skeleton intact, Lucy remains the oldest and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from African soil.

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