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Lucy, the Grandmother of Humanity
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In Ethiopia, Lucy refers to a female hominid skeleton found at Hadar – about 300 km north of Addis Ababa – in the Lower Valley of Awash of Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression in the Afar Triangle, that was discovered in 1974 by Donald Johanson. Officially named AL 288-1, and classified at the species Australopithecus afarensis, it was soon dubbed “Lucy”, after the Beatle’s song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” which was frequently played at the archaeologists’ camp. In Ethiopia, she is called “Dinknesh,” meaning “the wondrous one”.
The Lucy fossil was about 1.1m tall and must have weighed some 29kg, looking somewhat like a chimpanzee. The pelvis and leg bones were very similar to those of humans, by which it was determined that these primates walked erect, the primary characteristic of homonid primates. The skeleton was dated by applying the argon-argon radiometric dating method to the volcanic ash surrounding it.
Lucy became famous worldwide, and the story of her discovery and reconstruction was published in a book by Johanson. Beginning in 2007, the fossil assembly and associated artifacts were exhibited publicly in an extended six-year tour of the United States; the exhibition was called Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia. There was discussion of the risks of damage to the unique fossils, and other museums preferred to display casts of the fossil assembly. The original fossils were returned to Ethiopia in 2013, and subsequent exhibitions have used casts.
Other casts and reconstructions can be seen at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Field Museum in Chicago. A diorama of Australopithecus afarensis and other homonid species is displayed in the Hall of Human Biology and Evolution at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as well as in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington.
Located in the Afar Triangle, the discovery “dig” – as archaeologists and paleontologists call a research site – of Lucy is characterized by a brutally hot climate. Excavations at Hadar resumed in 1990 and continue today; thus far, some 400 hominin bone fragments have been found, most of which belonging to A. afarensis. Some stone flakes suggest that Hadar may also be home to some of the earliest hominin stone tools.
A recovered female skeleton nicknamed ‘Ardi’ is 4.4 million years old, some 1.2 million years older than the skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis ‘Lucy’.

http://mychoiceethiopiatour.com/2017/luc...-humanity/

The ancient human ancestor known as Lucy may have met her death more than 3m years ago when she tumbled out of a tree and crashed to the woodland floor, a team of US researchers claim.
A fresh analysis of the “grandmother of humanity” points out a number of cracks in the fossil bones that the scientists say match traumatic fractures seen in humans who suffer serious injuries from high falls on to hard ground.
“The consistency of the pattern of fractures with what we see in fall victims leads us to propose that it was a fall that was responsible for Lucy’s death,” said John Kappelman, an anthropologist who led the study at the University of Texas in Austin. “I think the injuries were so severe that she probably died very rapidly after the fall.”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016...scientists
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Definitely an interesting topic, especially since I watched the movie "Lucy" this weekend Chuckle

I wonder why anyone would speculate on the death of something so long ago, you can't really know anything from that long ago.

...Also, as it has to do with evolution, I often wonder why in our present day we don't see any species evolving Scratchinghead
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(02-11-2019, 11:30 AM)unclelunatic Wrote: Definitely an interesting topic, especially since I watched the movie "Lucy" this weekend  Chuckle

I wonder why anyone would speculate on the death of something so long ago, you can't really know anything from that long ago.

...Also, as it has to do with evolution, I often wonder why in our present day we don't see any species evolving  Scratchinghead

I think they speculate that she fell out of a tree cause she had some broken bones. I agree its almost impossible to tell how someone died that long ago.
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(02-11-2019, 12:20 PM)sivil Wrote:
(02-11-2019, 11:30 AM)unclelunatic Wrote: Definitely an interesting topic, especially since I watched the movie "Lucy" this weekend  Chuckle

I wonder why anyone would speculate on the death of something so long ago, you can't really know anything from that long ago.

...Also, as it has to do with evolution, I often wonder why in our present day we don't see any species evolving  Scratchinghead

I think they speculate that she fell out of a tree cause she had some broken bones.  I agree its almost impossible to tell how someone died that long ago.

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Or, she fell out of a tree, got injured, and a tiger devoured her while breaking some bones in the process.

Lots of speculation, but our genome already holds all the keys, we just need to unlock it a little more
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The Lucy fossil was about 1.1m tall and must have weighed some 29kg, looking somewhat like a chimpanzee.

Gee, I wonder why...

Perhaps the most striking result of the Hausler and Schmid study was that the pelvis was morphologically that of a male ape, not a female and certainly not anything approaching human or even pre-human. Lucy (or Luke) possessed an ape pelvis, ape shoulders, ape metacarpals, ape ribs, ape earbones, and ape teeth. This is because the fossil WAS an ape, now extinct.
https://preachrr.wordpress.com/2012/03/0...-it-lukes/
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(02-11-2019, 12:29 PM)Treebeard Wrote: The Lucy fossil was about 1.1m tall and must have weighed some 29kg, looking somewhat like a chimpanzee.

Gee, I wonder why...

Perhaps the most striking result of the Hausler and Schmid study was that the pelvis was morphologically that of a male ape, not a female and certainly not anything approaching human or even pre-human. Lucy (or Luke) possessed an ape pelvis, ape shoulders, ape metacarpals, ape ribs, ape earbones, and ape teeth. This is because the fossil WAS an ape, now extinct.
https://preachrr.wordpress.com/2012/03/0...-it-lukes/

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Butler Act.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_Act

YES or NO....YES or NO....YES or NO.... Chuckle

https://www.history.pcusa.org/blog/2015/...nkey-trial
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Oh what did I read...

Over 1000 'Scientists' Sign "Dissent From Darwinism" Statement

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-1...-statement

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