The almost complete hominid fossil of a baby girl,3 3 million
years old,’ Selam’ was discovered in 2000 by Ethiopian
paleo- anthropologist Dr. Zeraysenay Alemseged un Dikika-
This belongs to the same species, Australopithecus
Afrensis, as another Ethiopian super star, Lucy( locally
known as’ Dinkenesh’) which is 3 2 million years old
and was found in 1974.
Unlike Lucy, the three year old baby girl (nicknamed
Selam) has fingers, a foot , a complete torso and most
important of all, a face.
Dr. Zeraysenay has also discovered fossilized stone
Tools used 3 4 million years making it the oldest in the
the latest discovery is Ardi, 4 4 millon years old.
These finds without a doubt classify Ethiopia as
the cradle of mankind