When Lucy was found, the camp really, literally went wild. When we drove into camp, my student was honking the horn of the Land Rover, and they knew something was up right away. So everyone, even though they weren’t specialists in anthropology, people who might have been doing something in geology or paleontology, came running up, saying, “What did you find?” And I’ll never forget, this student said, “We found the whole damn thing!” They said, “What do you mean?” And he said, “We found a skeleton!” That was just like some sort of elixir that infected everyone. The whole camp was immediately brought up and excited. We all drove out to the site and stood around and looked at the bones that were on the slope, and developed a strategy for what to do. That night, when we were in camp, that’s all we could talk about, was the discovery of this specimen. And, you know, “What do you think it is, Don? Do you think it’s a male or a female?” I thought it was a female because of the small size. And we were listening to Beatles tapes. I have been, still am, a great Beatles fan. One of the songs that was playing was “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” And we thought that instead of calling her, “the partial Australopithecus skeleton from locality 288″ that she needed some name. Something that would be easier to refer to her. And I jokingly said, “Why don’t we call her Lucy?” And little did I know that that would catch on. Once that name was uttered, once it was associated with the skeleton, there was no way to erase it. The next morning at breakfast, my students would say to me, “When are we going to the Lucy site? Do you think we will find more of Lucy’s skull? Do you think we will be able to get the rest of Lucy’s leg?” She developed right from the outset, you could see inklings of a personality, that she was becoming more than just a bunch of dry old bones that were collected in this remote part of the world. She, herself, was being identified as a very important element in our understanding of human origins. The excitement was quite extraordinary, and involved everyone, not just the person who found her, but everyone who worked on the expedition.