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Donald Johanson

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Donald Carl Johanson (born June 28, 1943) is an American paleoanthropologist known for his discovery of the skeleton of a 3.18 million year old female hominid, currently considered a species of australopithecine, in the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia while on an anthropological mission funded in part by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, of which he was the curator. The skeleton was found on November 24, 1974 and was dubbed "Lucy". Lucy was remarkably complete, with a large number of bones preserved. Dr. Johanson established the Institute of Human Origins, in Berkeley, California in 1981. Johanson and the Institute moved to Arizona State University in 1998.

Bibliography

  • Donald Johanson and Maitland Edey, Lucy: The Beginnings of Human Evolution, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1981 ISBN 0-67125-0361

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