On November 24, 1974, fossils of one of the oldest known human ancestors, an Australopithecus afarensisspecimen nicknamed “Lucy,” were discovered in Hadar, Ethiopia. The team that excavated her remains, led by American paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson and French geologist Maurice Taieb, nicknamed the skeleton “Lucy” after the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” which was played at the celebration the day she was found. Lucy, about 3.2 million years old, stood only a meter (3.5 feet) tall. She had powerful arms and long, curved toes that paleontologists think allowed her to climb trees as well as walk upright.
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