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Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) - was named after listening to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by the Beatles when she was discovered by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray.

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"Lucy" (Australopithecus afarensis, 3.18 mya) was a transitional species between arboreal and ground-dwelling hominids... and may have died by falling from a tree.

Early human 'Lucy' swung from the trees

Selam, a 3.3-million-year-old human ancestor (Australopithecus afarensis specimen) from Ethiopia. She is known as "The World's Oldest Child", because she is the oldest known fossil of a child. The skeleton comprises almost the entire skull and torso and many parts of the limbs. The features of the skeleton suggest adaptation to walking upright as well as tree-climbing.

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She is the most ancient child ever discovered and was no more than three years old when she died about 3.3 million years ago. Australopithecus afarensis, Ethiopia AKA Dikika child.

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Lucy's bone scans point to life in the trees

While Australopithecus afarensis could walk on two legs, its skeleton suggests it was still happy swinging among the branches. Amy Middleton reports. | Cosmos

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"Lucy's Baby" a Born Climber, Hinting Human Ancestors Lingered in Trees

"Lucy's Baby" a Born Climber, Hinting Human Ancestors Lingered in Trees Australopithecus afarensis' shoulders pointed upward, new fossil study suggests.

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Australopithecus afarensis ‘Lucy’ spent significant time in trees, new study reveals. According to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the relative strength of arms and legs of ‘Lucy’ — a 3.18-million-year-old specimen of Australopithecus afarensis — was in between that of modern chimpanzees and modern humans.