University of Michigan, BFA

Lucy - Michigan Paleontology Lab

I recently spend a year casting and painting Lucy (Australopithecus) dated to about 3.0 - 3.2 million years old for the new UMMNH. Lucy died when she was a young adult weighting 64lb at 3 ft 7 in tall. Only several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the skeleton remain of her body when it was discovered. I am working under Dr. Bill Sanders, the Chief Vertebrate Fossil Preparator at the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology.