Pritzker Lecture: Lucy and Selam Climbed Trees, So What?!
Zeray Alemseged, Irvine Chair of Anthropology. Lucy and Selam are famous skeletons that belong to Australopithecus afarensis, a direct ancestor of humans that lived between 4 and 3 million years ago. When the Lucy skeleton was discovered in 1974, it helped establish that this creature was an upright walking species pushing the then accepted date for bipedalism by a million years. Lucy s foot, the knee and pelvis are all very human-like. However, the upper body told a different story. The features… Show more
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