Google Doodle Celebrates Lucy The Australopithecus
Google honors one of anthropology's biggest finds.By Ben Lawson | November 24, 2015
Google celebrated the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy with a play on the "Ascent of Man" picture.
Lucy is the nickname given to the first skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis ever discovered. The find helped scientists connect the dots between apes that walked on all fours and humans who walked upright.
Forty percent of the skeleton was intact when it was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, which isn't bad considering it's about 3.2 million years old.