1. Google doodle celebrates 41 years of ‘Lucy’ Australopithecus’ skeletal discovery

Google doodle celebrates 41 years of ‘Lucy’ Australopithecus’ skeletal discovery

Google doodle is celebrating the 41st anniversary of the discovery of the skeletal remains of 'Lucy' Australopithecus, who is proven to have lived around 3.2 million years ago in Ethiopia.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2015 10:17 AM
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Google doodle is celebrating a seminal moment in history, the discovery of human-like fossilised remains of a being that lived 3.2 mn years ago. By studying ‘Lucy’ Australopithecus bones, in particular the structure of her knee and spine curvature, scientists discovered that she spent most of her time walking upright on two legs.

Google doodle is celebrating the 41st anniversary of the discovery of the skeletal remains of ‘Lucy’ Australopithecus, who is proven to have lived around 3.2 million years ago in Ethiopia.

The Google doodle shows three stages of Lucy’s evolution in place of ‘oo’ in the word ‘Google.’

40 per cent of Lucy’s fossilised remains were discovered intact and paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson named her Lucy after The Beatles song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.’

By studying her bones, in particular the structure of her knee and spine curvature, scientists discovered that she spent most of her time walking upright on two legs.

It was claimed that she resembled human beings very closely and was 3.7 feet tall and 29 kgs in weight.

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    Jeba
    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:20 am
    Bipedalism is seen as one of the key distinctions between Homo sapiens and chimpanzees. As her named suggests, Lucy came from the Australopithecus genus, and was a member of the Hominini tribe, just like us.
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