Lucy the beginnings of humankind is the story behind the discovery of the oldest humanoid skeleton this book was not written by the man who discovered lucy but a man who loved the skeleton and the history of how it was discovered this book is a collection of the journal entries quotes and actual information of the expedition. In his book lucy the beginnings of humankind touchstone simon schuster 1990 johanson and his co author maitland edey tell the fascinating tale of how they found lucy the most complete skeleton ever uncovered of an australopithecene the genus that immediately preceded homo prior to this find he was pretty much an unknown toiling with . A glorious successthe science manages to be as exciting and spellbinding as the juiciest gossip san franscisco chronicle in the story of the discovery of lucy the oldest best preserved skeleton of any erect walking human ancestor ever foundwhen donald johanson found a partical skeleton approximately 35 million years old in a remote region of ethiopia in 1974 a headline . While other early human fossils that are older and even more complete have been discovered since she remains the benchmark against which all of them are measured lucy the beginnings of humankind is a finely wrought tale of paradigm shifting science in the making about the reviewer peter nevraumont. Lucy is a 32 million year old skeleton who has become the spokeswoman for human evolution she is perhaps the best known and most studied fossil hominid of the twentieth century the benchmark by which other discoveries of human ancestors are judged from lucys legacy in his new york times bestseller lucy the beginnings of humankind renowned paleoanthropologist donald johanson
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