Dr. Cassandra Miller-Butterworth with Lucy

Dr. Cassandra Miller-Butterworth with Lucy

The professor stands to the right of a small skeleton as she assembles its head.

Penn State Beaver Associate Professor of Biology Cassandra Miller-Butterworth finishes assembling her new copy of the famous "Lucy" skeleton. Discovered by paleoanthropologists in 1974 in Africa, the original Lucy was the first fossil of a humanoid to be found and stands at only 4 feet tall. Purchased with a grant from the Schreyer Institute, Miller-Butterworth plans to use Lucy in her evolution classes.

IMAGE: Cathy Benscoter / Penn State Beaver