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Lucy, Australopithecus afarensis, discovered by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray

Lucy, Australopithecus afarensis, discovered by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray.

24 November, 1974

A partial (40%) skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis was discovered on 24th November 1974 by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray. The discovery was made in the Awash Valley in Afar Depression in Ethiopia. The skeleton was later named Lucy, after the popular Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, which the discoverers played continually celebrating their finding.

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