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

27 Dec 1996 13:28:22 GMT

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?

As much as any hominid fossil, given that we generally lack remains of
provable ancestors. Lucy is a specimen of Australopithecus afarensis, and
appears to be close to the main line of Homo evolution.

Harry Erwin, Internet:, Web Page:
49 year old PhD student in computational neuroscience ("how bats do it" 8)
and lecturer for CS 211 (data structures and advanced C++)