Loren Coleman on what’s real, what’s not, and what might be
BY JESS KILBY
There’s a man walking down Congress Street with a plastic gorilla bust under his arm. If you ask him, he will tell you that he bought it on eBay from
an over-endowed museum curator, and that, in fact, it is not a gorilla, but a likeness of Lucy, the Australopithecus afarensis discovered in Ethiopia
in 1974 and believed to be one of humankind’s earliest ancestors.
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