I LOVE LUCY: "Lucy 50th Anniversary Symposium: The Impact of "Lucy" on Human Origins Science," Sat., April. 6, 2024

Apr 10, 2024

Thank you to everyone (in-person or online) who contributed to the success of the public symposium, "Lucy 50th Anniversary Symposium: The Impact of "Lucy" on Human Origins Science," presented by the Institute of Human Origins (IHO) at Arizona State University; co-sponsored by CARTA, on Saturday, April 6, 2024!

Congratulations to Institute of Human Origins (IHO) at Arizona State University for an outstanding public symposium, co-sponsored by CARTA. Close to 200 in-person audience members celebrated "Lucy 50th Anniversary Symposium: The Impact of "Lucy" on Human Origins Science," together with nearly 1500 livestream views in real-time around the world! The speakers and their inside knowledge of the "Lucy" discovery, as well as subsequent interpretation and influence, attracted these almost 1500 livestream views from 31 countries and 41 U.S. states, representing: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. CARTA is grateful to all participants who took the time to commemorate an icon of human origins: "Lucy," A.L. 288-1, also known as "Dinkʼinesh" (Amharic: ድንቅ ነሽ, lit. 'you are marvelous').

Enjoy the symposium again to immerse yourself in our continuing human story:

If you would like to enjoy the experience again, or if you missed all or part of the symposium, please stay tuned! Through CARTA's co-sponsorship of Institute of Human Origins (IHO)'s celebration, all talks were recorded and will air on UCSD-TV in the coming weeks. IHO's symposium recordings will be permanently archived on multiple sites, including CARTA's Video Archives, UCSD-TV, iTunes, and YouTube. Professionally edited recordings include high-quality closed captions to enhance your viewing experience. Closed captions are made possible through support from viewers like YOU. We would like to thank CARTA Patrons Ingrid M. Benirschke-Perkins & Gordon C. Perkins for their generosity in supporting this closed captioning. We will share an update as soon as all videos become available online.

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