Lucy, Ardi and Selam find new home in Ethiopia

by Zelalem

Paris, 3 December 2014

On the 40th anniversary of the discovery in Ethiopia of humankind’s most famous fossil representative, Lucy, the little 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus has become one of the stars of the National Museum of Ethiopia’s new Gallery of Paleontology and Prehistory, which opened on December 3 in Addis Ababa. This permanent exhibition is the result of a scientific and logistic collaboration between two CNRS laboratories, the Centre Français des Études Éthiopiennes (CFEE, CNRS/Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International) and the Institut de Paléoprimatologie et Paléontologie Humaine: Évolution et Paléoenvironnements (IPHEP, CNRS/Université de Poitiers), with support from the French Embassy in Ethiopia, and under the auspices of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism).

To download the press release: Press release_Gallery_Ethiopia

Contact information:

CNRS researcher l Jean-Renaud Boisserie l T 0033 (0)5 49 45 37 54 l

CFEE l Thomas Guindeuil l T 00 251 11 123 47 67/68 l

CNRS Press Office l Lucie Debroux l T 0033 (0)1 44 96 43 09 l


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