Photo: What Was "Lucy"? Fast Facts on an Early Human Ancestor



A re-creation of the 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis known as Lucy brings us face to face with one of humanity's earliest and best known ancestors.

Photograph by Tim Boyle/Getty


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