I'm so excited! I just read a great article in the new National Geographic Adventure magazine about the Lucy's Legacy exhibit now at the Pacific Science Center here that contains the oldest human skeleton ever found and has turned quite a few theories upside down! It was found in the 70's but the Ethiopian government had it locked away in a special vault until in 2007 when the Houston Museum made a special deal with them and now it's on a short tour of the states! So if you get a chance you should definitely try and get in to see it. There is a special coupon for buy one ticket get one free deal now so take advantage of it!
"The west coast premiere of Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia provides visitors with an extraordinary opportunity to come face to face with Lucy, the oldest, most complete, and best preserved adult fossil of any erect-walking human ancestor. The 1974 discovery of this famous 3.2 million-year-old hominid yielded a new species, Australopithecus afarensis, and continues to have a major impact on the scientific understanding of our human origins. Through additional artifacts spanning over 200,000 years visitors will also experience Ethiopia, Lucy's homeland. With eight locales on the World Heritage List, Ethiopia is rich in history and culture and it holds a unique position in the study of paleoanthropology"