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article imageSmithsonian Refuses To Exhibit Ethiopia's Fragile 'Lucy' Fossil

By Bob Norman     Oct 28, 2006 in
Plans for a six-year U.S. tour by "Lucy," one of humanity's earliest known ancestors, have hit a major snag.
Rick Potts, the director of the Smithsonian's Human Origins Program and an influential paleoanthropologist, said he and many other scientists agree that Lucy is too fragile to travel. He said the Ethiopian artifacts would not come to the Smithsonian
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