Australopithecus Afarensis – Google ehrt Lucy zum 41. Jahrestag ihrer Entdeckung mit einem laufenden Urmensch-Doodle

201. Geburtstag von Adolphe Sax

Am heutigen 24. November hat Australopithecus Afarensis Lucy den 41. Jahrestag ihrer Entdeckung. Google ehrt sie auf der Startseite in vielen Ländern mit einem laufenden Urmensch-Doodle. Das Doodle ist zwar animiert, aber ohne Ton. Die Musik habe ich erst im meinem Video hinzugefügt:

Noch ein paar Link zum Thema Australopithecus Afarensis Lucy Doodle:


Who is Lucy the Australopithecus?

Who is Lucy the Australopithecus?

Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. In Ethiopia, the assembly is also known as Dinkinesh, which means „you are marvelous“ in the Amharic language. Lucy was discovered in 1974 near the village Hadar in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson.

The Lucy specimen is an early australopithecine and is dated to about 3.2 million years ago. The skeleton presents a small skull akin to that of non-hominin apes, plus evidence of a walking-gait that was bipedal and upright, akin to that of humans (and other hominins); this combination supports the (debated) view of human evolution that bipedalism preceded increase in brain size.

„Lucy“ acquired her name from the song „Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds“ by the Beatles, which was played loudly and repeatedly in the expedition camp all evening after the excavation team’s first day of work on the recovery site. After public announcement of the discovery, Lucy captured much public interest, becoming almost a household name at the time.