IT was not the expansive new mural depicting evolutionary history that brought Sandy McKean down to the Pacific Science Center on a rainy winter weekday. Nor had he come to linger over the elegant displays about Ethiopian culture. The reason Mr. They are 3.
Famous fossil Lucy scanned at the University of Texas at Austin
In Seattle, Lucy’s Famous Fossils Fail to Attract Crowds - The New York Times
The 3. View images of Lucy and the exhibit here. Anthropologist Donald Johanson discovered the fossil, which forms 40 percent of a complete skeleton, in He named it Lucy as the Beatles hit "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was playing at the Ethiopian camp when the set of bones was discovered. Lucy is about 3 feet 6 inches tall and helped researchers discover that our ancestors walked upright before their brains expanded in size, a discovery that helped reshape scientific views of evolution. When Lucy was discovered the fossil was considered so delicate that for decades it was kept in a vault in Ethiopia to be seen only by researchers. Except for two brief displays, the public in Ethiopia was only allowed to see a model.
Great Exhibit but way to expensive Parking is far away. Museum has potential. This was my second trip to the museum. The first time I saw the Silk Road exhibit which was great, but this time I went for the Halloween party.
The article gives a bit of background on how the museum landed the exhibit in the first place it's the usual story; local politician goes on Ethiopian junket. I'm more or less agnostic about this, and am pointing out stories as they appear as a way of documenting the different angles. A few years ago, an exhibit called "Treasures of the Tsars" brought some of the Russian royal jewels and other artifacts to Topeka, Kansas. The effect was really positive - the exhibit brought in tourists from a wide area, it deepened local interest in Russia, and even led indirectly to my inlaws taking a trip there. So these cultural exchanges do tend to work.