- Comparative Anatomy
a Middle Paleolithic stone tool manufacture technique in which a core is carefully prepared by removing flakes from around its periphery, with the final removal of a large flake from the core. This large flake can be used as a tool with sometimes only minimal retouch.
movement to or from a place by an organism. Forms of locomotion include bipedalism, knuckle walking, brachiation, swimming, flying, etc.
[syn. Lower Stone Age] the time period of tool manufacture approximately dated between 2.5 million years and 250,000 years; tools associated with this time period include those of the Oldowan and Acheulean technologies.
the nickname for specimen number AL 288-1; a female Australopithecus afarensis discovered in 1974 at the Hadar formation in Ethiopia that approximately dates to 3.2 million years. Characterized by evidence for bipedalism, Lucy is the most famous and complete Australopithecine fossil ever recovered. Lucy received her nickname from a the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
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