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Lucy, a partial Australopithecus afarensis fossil discovered in 1974 in Ethiopia, is a supposed human ancestor. It’s claimed she was bipedal due to human-like fossil footprints discovered 1000 miles away that are considered too early to be human. Yet the anatomical evidence is consistent with a fully ape classification for Lucy.
Most people don’t realize that the case for a human-like Lucy mainly depends on fossilized footprints. These impressions found at Laetoli in Tanzania are indistinguishable from human footprints you’d find on a beach. So, how do we know they weren’t packed down by Homo sapiens?
Our Creation Museum exhibit features a holographic representation of Lucy’s fossilized bones in the context of the knuckle-walking ape that evidence suggests she was. A well-known blogger calls our Lucy “an abomination” and a “travesty.” He builds a detailed case intended to discredit the exhibit and demonstrate that Lucy was a transitional form between humans and ape-like ancestors.
To support their contention that ape-like ancestors became human because they learned to walk upright, evolutionists would like to bring Lucy down from the trees. But paleoanthropologists David Green and Zeresenay Alemseged have determined Lucy’s cousins retained their anatomical equipment for swinging through the forest and therefore likely did just that.
Lucy is hailed as a missing link in our evolutionary lineage from ape-like ancestors. Did Lucy walk like us or does the evidence show her as a tree-dweller?
Since the famous ape skeleton dubbed Lucy was discovered in 1974, researchers have debated how much time she spent in trees.
The authors of a study in Nature claim to have solved human history’s oldest cold case: how and why our iconic, supposed ancestor Lucy died.
Researchers have unearthed some intriguing human-like fossils. Did ape-men once walk on the earth, and should it matter to Christians?
Perhaps more than any other fossil, Lucy is presented as “exhibit A” for evolutionists in their attempt to show that humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor.
Australopithecus afarensis newest reconstruction drags Lucy down-to-earth.
Lucy is the poster girl of human evolution, a member of the same family from which modern humans arose. At least, that’s how secular artists present her.
View an interactive 360° image of the Creation Museum’s model of Lucy, based on the fossil evidence of Australopithecus afarensis.
“Lucy,” the name given to partial australopithecine remains found in Ethiopia in 1974, may seem like old news. But new research suggests that “if Lucy were alive today, she could fit in high heels or march for miles without breaking her feet”—evidence, researchers claim, that Lucy was an experienced upright walker.
Did the friends and family of supposed ape-woman “Lucy” use tools to butcher meat for meals?
Before humans left Babel, it appears that apes had already spread over much of the Old World and had diversified.
Lucy, the “holy grail” of evolution according to some pundits, has arrived and is now on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas.
A new “cache” of fossil remains belonging to what are described as “early human ancestors” has been discovered in the Woranso-Mille area of Ethiopia.
Scientists approve Lucy fossil for travel to the United States.
The field of paleoanthropology and the evolution of man is more fraught with controversy than probably any other field of evolutionary studies.
The field of human origins is a very fast-paced area. Indeed, almost every new hominid fossil that is found causes a reshuffling of the human evolutionary tree.
The Australian Skeptics have donated copies of Helen Lawrence’s booklet, Making Friends with Fossils: How to Find Your Way Through the Maze of Human Origins, to schools across Australia.
For over 20 years, Lucy or Australopithecus afarensis has been considered one of our first ‘ancestors’, mainly because it supposedly walked upright.
It’s already being hailed as a “momentous discovery”—the ultimate “missing link” in human evolution.
The St Louis zoo in Missouri, USA, has a $17.9 million exhibition majoring on evolution, which includes a statue showing remarkably human–looking feet.
‘Lucy’ is the popular name given to the famous fossil skeleton found in 1974 in Ethiopia by American anthropologist Donald Johanson.