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This is a museum quality reproduction of an Australopithecus africanus 288-1 skull better known as Lucy. The Lucy specimen is an early australopithecine and is dated to about 3.2 million years ago. Certain fossils are just too costly and some are one-of-a-kind specimens that can only be viewed at museums. This fossil reproduction is an exact copy, cast in resin taken from the actual fossil records. The replica Skull and measures 198mm long. This is a sculpture taken from the original skull.

Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. Lucy was discovered in 1974 in Africa, near the village Hadar in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia, by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


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Australopithecus afarensis 288-1, Lucy. NP Collectables
HS319 Australopithecus afarensis 288-1, Lucy
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