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Anthropologist Donald Johanson On 'Lucy's Legacy'

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Anthropologist Donald Johanson On 'Lucy's Legacy'

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Anthropologist Donald Johanson On 'Lucy's Legacy'

Anthropologist Donald Johanson On 'Lucy's Legacy'

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In 1974, at age 31, Donald Johanson discovered the fossil he dubbed "Lucy" — a previously unknown species of ancient hominid. Johanson talks about what the discovery meant for the human family tree and discusses his new book Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins.