A young Maurice Taieb examines a fossil.
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86
Taieb recognized the potential importance of the Hadar Formation, where remains of the hominin Australopithecus afarensis were found only a few years later.
ABOVE: COURTESY OF DONALD JOHANSON
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86

Taieb recognized the potential importance of the Hadar Formation, where remains of the hominin Australopithecus afarensis were found only a few years later.

Taieb recognized the potential importance of the Hadar Formation, where remains of the hominin Australopithecus afarensis were found only a few years later.

ABOVE: COURTESY OF DONALD JOHANSON

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