Solving a 3.2-Million-Year-Old Mystery: How Lucy Died

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2017-03-24

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Environmental Science Institute
Kappelman, John

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Environmental Science Institute

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Since its discovery in 1974, Lucy, a 3.2-million-year-old specimen of Australopithecus afarensis - or “southern ape of Afar” has provided invaluable information about human evolution. However, Lucy’s death has always remained a mystery. Over forty years after its discovery, Dr. Kappelman shares the remarkable story of how he studied Lucy’s bones along with his insights into how Lucy died, cracking one of the coldest cases in history. What do Lucy’s remains tell us about her life and death?

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