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19/02/12. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lucy, the first hominid's bones, in the National Archaeological Museum. Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone representing about 40% of the skeleton of an individual Australopithecus afarensis. The specimen was discovered in 1974 at Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago. Photo credit: Jane Hobson