Did you know that “Lucy” is the most complete and most famous specimen of Australopithecus afarensis? Based on bones found in Ethiopia, secular museums worldwide have created hundreds of life-size models of this female primate. Lucy has been widely portrayed as the supreme example of a “missing link” between apes and humans.
However, when artists create concepts of Lucy, their starting point influences their design.
From a biblical creationist perspective, her kind is regarded as completely unrelated to people. Though australopithecines have some distinctive traits, they most closely resemble the great apes, such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. Thus, Lucy was a member of an ape kind instead of a human relative.
Start planning your trip to the Creation Museum today, and learn the truth about Lucy in our updated Starting Points exhibit.