Physical Anthropogist and Founder of the Institute of Human Origins

Lucy’s Legacy: Our Evolutionary Journey



In today’s scientific community few men have created the kind of excitement and controversy that Donald Johanson has brought to the field of paleoanthropology.  His 1974 discovery of the world’s best-known fossil, “Lucy” brought him the kind of attention usually reserved for rock stars.  His name became synonymous with a new understanding of our human origins.

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