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9.20.2006

"So That's Where I Left Her." Lucy's Baby Found.

Scientists are still looking for Mr. Lucy, who will probably be found in an Australopithecus afarensis dive drinking fermented fruit juice and ogling young female skeletons.

The 3.3-million-year-old fossilised remains of a human-like child have been unearthed in Ethiopia's Dikika region.

The female bones are from the species Australopithecus afarensis, which is popularly known from the adult skeleton nicknamed "Lucy".

Scientists are thrilled with the find, reported in the journal Nature.

They believe the near-complete remains offer a remarkable opportunity to study growth and development in an important extinct human ancestor.


Rest including a photo at BBC

Link to Washington Post article. Its headline makes it seem like Little Lucybelle is one long lived child.