Lucy is one of our foremothers and her remains were found in Ethiopia. Her fossils are exhibited in the National Museum.
A reconstruction of her. She was short only 150 cm tall, .but that is according to our standard.
We asked our guide how the church looked upon Lucy and evolution, and the answer was that they never spoke about it so there had been no discussion. It was two very different worlds, so it was not a problem.
If everything was that simple: leave unsolvable problems alone and they won’t bather you.
They had also found an older humanoid, 300-400 000 years older, so it was definitely not Lucy’s daughter as she was called earlier.
It was quite impressive to see how they could reconstruct the whole skeleton from the fragments, but even more impressive is the fact that they found her. After all, Ethiopia is a large country.