A date with Lucy (and Ida, too)
Against all hope I brought my camera along with me. Special exhibitions do not usually let you take photos, and soon after I arrived at the Discovery Times Square Exhibition with Amanda and her boyfriend J I was forced to hand over all my equipment. No cameras, no cell phones, no food, keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times, &c.
Despite my disappointment, however, it was hard to be sad. I was going to see “Lucy“, perhaps the most famous hominin fossil ever discovered, and the B-slab of “Ida“, a much older fossil primate that kept me rather busy during the past month. I had seen plenty of casts and replicas of fossil