Friday, October 27, 2017

    • 2:15 pm

    Dr. Johanson's discovery in 1974 of “Lucy,” a 3.2 million-year-old female hominid skeleton in Ethiopia, led to the recognition of an important new early human ancestor, Australopithecus afarensis. The discovery of this new species, along with subsequent finds such as the “First Family", have had profound effects on public and scholarly understandings of human evolution*.