CARTA: Lucy 50th Anniversary Symposium: The Impact of "Lucy" on Human Origins Science

Lucy is one of the most famous fossils of all time. The discovery of this species had a major impact on the science of human origins and evolution. Why? What was that impact?
The symposium speakers—each a prominent scientist in their field—address this question and specifically discuss the discovery's impact through time, starting with the first few years after the discovery, the lasting impact, and the state of the art in that research area today.

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the fossil skeleton "Lucy" with the aim of reigniting a global interest in how we "became human" and promoting the importance of connecting our human past to the global future on the planet.

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