Dinkenesh (Lucy)


Lucy fosil

Lucy (also given a second (Amharic) name: dinqineš, or Dinkenesh, meaning "you are amazing") is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone representing about 40% of the skeleton of an individual Australopithecus afarensis. The specimen was discovered in 1974 at Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago.

In 1994, a new hominid, Ardi, was found, pushing back the earliest known hominid date to 4.4 million years ago.

Lucy in Addis

Lucy at national museum in Addis Ababa

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