Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Australopithecus Aferensis


I've spent so much time working on computers lately, I just felt like doing a little digital painting. This is Australopithecus Aferensis, nicknamed "Lucy," discovered by archeologist Tom Gray.

Lucy lived in present-day Ethiopia about three million years ago during the Pliocene period. During this time, North and South America became connected, Africa collided with Europe, and the land bridge between Alaska and Asia appeared. The first giraffes emerged in Africa, camels hoofed it to Asia from America, and Rhinos became extinct in North America while mastodons flourished. The Arctic Ice Cap formed, which is now expected to disappear within the next few years.

2 comments:

  1. Funny, I was just looking up information on Wikipedia about humanoid extinct species today. 'Lucy' was also featured on these pages. And now you've drawn a picture of 'Lucy'. Funny coincidence.

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