Question: Is Lucy a Neanderthal?

What species was Lucy?

Australopithecus afarensis Lucy/Organism Australopithecus afarensis, Lucys species. When this small-bodied, small-brained hominin was discovered, it proved that our early human relatives habitually walked on two legs. Its story began to take shape in late November 1974 in Ethiopia, with the discovery of the skeleton of a small female, nicknamed Lucy.

How is Lucy different than modern humans?

Some experts argue that Lucy was in some ways more adapted to walking upright than a modern human, whose pelvis has to be a compromise between bipedal locomotion and the ability to give birth to large brained babies. Because her skeleton was so complete, Lucy gave us an unprecedented picture of her kind.

Is Lucy a human ancestor?

Lucy, a 3.2 million-year old fossil skeleton of a human ancestor, was discovered in 1974 in Hadar, Ethiopia. The fossil locality at Hadar where the pieces of Lucys skeleton were discovered is known to scientists as Afar Locality 288 (A.L. 288).

What was the original color of human skin?

All modern humans share a common ancestor who lived around 200,000 years ago in Africa. Comparisons between known skin pigmentation genes in chimpanzees and modern Africans show that dark skin evolved along with the loss of body hair about 1.2 million years ago and that this common ancestor had dark skin.

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