I Love Lucy!

The front of my new T-Shirt
The front of my new T-Shirt

Australopithecus Afarensis skeleton was discovered in 1974 near Hadar in Ethiopia, and she was nicknamed “Lucy” by the paleoanthropologists who found her. As the story goes, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by the Beatles was playing during their celebration of finding the 3.2 million year old hominid.

Because of their find, pages upon pages of data have been written on early hominid evolution and many questions have been answered with, perhaps, many more now able to be asked just because of Lucy.

Which is why I’m happy to have my new t-shirt to wear on the first day of class for my graduate class “The Emergence of Humankind!”

If you’d like to get this or other thought-provoking t-shirts, visit Mental Floss, which specializes in things that make you think. Afarensis, you’ve got to get one of these!

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About Carl Feagans 313 Articles
Professional archaeologist that currently works for the United States Forest Service at the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee. I'm also a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army and spent another 10 years doing adventure programming with at-risk teens before earning my master's degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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