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.
Reuters - US Online Video (July 27, 2015) Before a state dinner in Ethiopia, U.S. President Barack Obama meets the country's oldest resident - "Lucy," a 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid. Rough Cut (no reporter ... watch video
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
July 21, 2016 A new project has investigated how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have recently excavated a Bronze ... read more
July 22, 2016 Rope and twine are critical components in the technology of mobile hunters and gatherers. In exceptional cases impressions of string have been found in fired clay and on rare ... read more
July 22, 2016 The death of King Albert I of Belgium in 1934 -- officially a climbing accident -- still fuels speculation. Forensic geneticists have now compared DNA from blood found on the ... read more
July 21, 2016 Long before the advent of social media, human social networks were built around sharing a much more essential commodity: food. Now, researchers reporting on the food sharing ... read more
July 21, 2016 A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage ... read more
July 21, 2016 Neanderthals once populated the entire European continent. Around 45,000 years ago, Homo neanderthalensis was the predominant human species in Europe. Archaeological findings ... read more
July 21, 2016 When mineral-rich water drips from a cave's ceiling over centuries and millennia, it forms rocky cones that hold clues to the Earth's past climate. Now, researchers in Australia and the UK have found ... read more
June 6, 2016 If 'Lucy' wasn't alone, who else was in her neighborhood? Key fossil discoveries over the last few decades in Africa indicate that multiple early human ancestor species lived at the ... read more
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