Google Celebrates 41 Anniversary of The Discovery of Lucy

NEW DELHI: Google is pleasure-making after event 41st event birthday of the discovery of Lucy by posting the doodle on its starting page viewing the evolution of bipedalism with a simple account of the March of forward development, the common short account of man-like evolution.

Google Celebrates 41 Anniversary of The Discovery of Lucy

Google Celebrates 41 Anniversary of The Discovery of Lucy

Lucy in the Sky with diamonds

The name Lucy, was given to a group of fossilised bones that once constituted the hominid skeleton from the Australopithecus afarensis species, who was discovered in 1974 in Ethiopa by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson.

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After valuing skeleton’s pelvic structure, it was discovered that it was female, and called it “Lucy” after the song “Lucy in the Sky with diamonds” by The Beatles. Lucy gained public attention and became family name after the public something said in public of the discovery.

Google Celebrates 41 Anniversary of The Discovery of Lucy

Though Lucy had several features of chimpanzees, like long arms and a bloated belly, the skeleton showed that she mainly walked straight, the earliest example of such a primate. Lucy’s species, called as Australopithecus afarensis, is believed to have lived 3 million years ago, and is the closest primate to the Homo genus.

Her skeleton suggests that she was around 3′ 3 tall, and weighed around 60 pounds. The cause of Lucy’s death is unknown, but it is believed that she was a mature but young adult when she died…..More

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