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Lucy was found in Hadar, Ethiopia in 1974. She was one of 360 other hominin specimens found there, and is believed to have lived over 3 million years ago.

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Where was the Lucy fossil found?

The Lucy fossil was found in Hadar, Ethiopia.

What does Lucy have to do with Africa and science?

Lucy was not a person (if that's what your thinking), but the first fossil of the early humans (cavemen). The fossil was found in Africa and fossils have a lot to do with science. The reason why they (or the one person who found the fossil) named the fossil Lucy was probably because the fossil was a girl. But out of all the girl names why would they name it Lucy? That's their decision.

Why was the 3.4 milion year old hominid fossil found in Hadar called Lucy?

Because the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was playing on the radio when they found the first bit of fossil.

What is the fossil Lucy?

Lucy is an early man fossil. She is part of Australopithecus Afarensis. She was named Lucy, because when she was found, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles was playing.

Did Donald johanson find Lucy?

yes he found lucy(the fossil)

The most famous Austraolopithecus fossil is nicknamed?


Name fossil that was found by Donald Johanson?


What is the most famous fossil find?

Probably Lucy, the hominid, or Sue, the T-Rex.

What girl name did the Leakey Family give to a famous fossil find in Ethiopia?


When was the earliest hominid fossil found?

The earliest hominid fossil was found in 1974. it's species lived for about seven million years ago and it was called Lucy

What did Donald c Johanson and tom gray discover in 1974?

Lucy, a fossil found years ago. Lucy(Early Man)

About how old was the famous fossil Lucy?

Australopithecus afarenis lived about 3.5 million years ago.

Why was the 3.2 million year old hominid fossil found in Hadar called Lucy?

At the time, one of the more popular tunes being played by the people excavating the fossil was "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" by The Beatles.

Why was the 3 million year old skeleton found in hadar Ethiopia named Lucy?

The name "Lucy" is supposedly inspired by the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" a track which the team who found the fossil were listening to on the evening of the discovery.

Why was the 3.4 million year old hominid fossil found in Hadar called Lucy?

Becauase at the time the scientist were listening to lucy in the sky of diamonds.

Why is Lucy a special fossil?

Lucy was special because Don Johanson found half of her whole skeleton, and was the oldest at that time. She was named Lucy because Don Johanson was listening to the beetles song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" on his tape recorder.

Who is Autherine Lucy?

Autherine Lucy is famous for being the first black student to attend Alabama University.

When was Lucy the neanderthal found?

Lucy was not a Neanderthal. She was an earlier form of hominid. Lucy was an Australopithecus found in Africa, Ethiopia i believe to be exact. She is was one of the first almost complete skeletons found. she got their name from the beetles song that was playing when they found her.

What genus did fossil Lucy belong to?


When was ancient Lucy found?

Lucy was found in 1974.

Who is Donald johanson?

donald johanson is a guy that found an Australopithecus afarensis a.k.a Lucy the fossil was 3.18 million years old

Why was the first Australopithecus afarensis found called Lucy?

Lucy was named after the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", which was playing at the digging site when she was discovered.

Computerized analysis of the Lucy type fossil has?

helped to add objectivity to the classification of fossil taxa

Why was Lucy based on the song Lucy in the sky with diamonds?

If you mean Lucy the fossil, she was named Lucy because the song was playing on a tape recorder while the discoverers (Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tom Gray) were inspecting the fossil back at their base.

What is the first hominids name?

the first group was Australopithecus Afarensis but the first hominid found from their group was Lucy.

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