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Sun Young Jaen 1 Name: Sun Young Jaen Section: Anthropology 100, T/Th 9:35 am 1. Who is “Lucy?” Where was she found? Why is “Lucy” so significant in the archaeological study of human origins? Who discovered “Lucy?” What is her official classification ? (evidence episode) Lucy is a partial skeleton which was eroding from the ancient Hadar sediments, and looked a hominid female. The location where she was found was in Hadar Ethiopia in the northern Afar region. By the time she was found, there were few hominid fossils which had discovered of around 3millions years ago, so she at 3.2 million years made people more understand and more study about hominid origins. Furthermore, she was most complete. Donald C. Johanson discovered her. He named her species an Australopithecus afarensis. Australopithecus means “southern ape,” and afarensis is to celebrate the Afar people in the region where Lucy was found. Doctors claimed that afarensis was the last common ancestor at human evolution. She was the ape that stood up, and had long arms to climb trees. 2. What is “taphonomy?” Describe what happens to fossils over time in terms of how well they are preserved and how they might be destroyed. How does this complicate studying fossils once they are found? (evidence episode)
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Juliedavid during the Fall '09 term at Orange Coast College.

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