Stranger Fruit

Little Lucy

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A number of my SciBlings has already covered the discover of the three-year old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton that has been dubbed “Little Lucy” (see, for example, PZ’s post). I’m just going to point out the the specimen was discovered and described by individuals associated with Arizona State University’s Institute of Human Origins, in particular Bill Kimbel with whom I have in the past worked with on temporal bone variation. Great stuff!