Olduwan and Acheulean toolmaking traditions

The actual fossil remains of Lucy, arguably the most famous Australopithecus afarensis, were sent from their home in Ethiopia several years ago to the United States for public viewing in the Houston Museum of Natural Science and on to several other museums. A huge amount of controversy was generated by the decision of the Ethiopian government to send the remains without the consent of Ethiopian anthropologists.

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http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1656226,00.html

http://www.chron.com/news/houstontexas/article/Ethiopians-in-Houston-decry-debut-of-Lucy-fossil-1584485.php 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lucy-496080-human-ethiopia.html

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13864812

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  Please write a one-page response in which you answer the following questions. What was the controversy over exhibiting the fossil remains of “Lucy” in Houston and the United States? What are the arguments on both sides? Which side do you feel is justified and why? 

 

 

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