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Title: Familiar Fossils - Lovely Lucy
Authors: Datta, Sukanya
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Almost everyone has heard about fossils— those relics of time long past that scientists keep digging up in exotic lands. However, fossils are not exactly dinner table conversation material in terms of familiarity although there are some special fossils to which affectionate nicknames have become attached. The word fossil comes from the Latin word fossilis, which means, “dug up.” A fossil is defined as a remnant or trace of an organism of a past geologic age. It may be a skeleton or even an imprint, embedded and preserved in the Earth’s crust. One of the most celebrated fossils is Lucy! Ethiopians call her “Dinkenesh” (You are beautiful)…and she is.
Page(s): 55
Appears in Collections:SR Vol.48(01) [January 2011]

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