In 1974, the remains of a 3.2-million-year-old hominid were discovered in Ethiopia.
Known as Lucy, the skeleton remains the oldest, and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from African soil.
She has now made her first trip abroad to the United States for an exhibition called "Lucy's Legacy."
Lifestyles takes you to the Bowers Museum in Los Angeles for the last stop of the exhibition.
AP (June 20, 2014) After a $1 million renovation, what used to be a modest artifacts-behind-glass museum atop the Northeast's highest peak is now "Extreme Mount Washington," packed with modern, interactive exhibits. ... watch video
FORA.tv (Dec. 26, 2012) Using 3D Technology to Preserve Ancient Frescoes
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Michael Walsh discusses the efforts to save the forgotten frescoes of Famagusta, Cyprus.
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AFP (Aug. 11, 2014) The hulks of tanks can still be found rusting in the jungles of Palau, but the fierce fighting that scarred the Pacific island nation in WWII has left a more dangerous legacy - unexploded bombs that ... watch video
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Apr. 28, 2015 Lucy and other members of the early hominid species Australopithecus afarensis probably were similar to humans in the size difference between males and females, according to new ... read more
Mar. 28, 2012 Scientists have found a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot fossil in the Afar region of Ethiopia, showing that "Lucy," Australopithecus afarensis, and a much different-looking early hominin ... read more
Feb. 10, 2011 Researchers have found proof that arches existed in a predecessor to the human species that lived more than 3 million years ago. This discovery could change scientists' views of human ... read more