Re: Lucy's current status -- in the fossil record or out?

Michael J. Gallagher (MIKEJOE@Prodigy.Net)
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 08:00:28 -0800

Susan S. Chin wrote:
> "Michael J. Gallagher" <MIKEJOE@Prodigy.Net> wrote:
> : >Is the hominid fossil known as "Lucy" still considered a part of the
> : >fossil record of human evolution? If not, when did this change and why?
> I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you asking if Lucy is still
> considered a possible human ancestor, a part of the hominid lineage
> leading to modern Homo sapiens? ...

Sort of. A friend of mine told me recetly that Lucy had been "debunked," and was
no longer considered a real fossil, much less a candidate ancestor. So I wanted
to get the skinny from anthropologists, paleontologists, and archeologists, over
whether this was in fact the case.

"Everything is under control" -- Wallace

Michael J. Gallagher