This is not however accepted by all researchers, including Lucy’s discoverer, Donald Johanson. They contend most of the cracks in Lucy’s bones are well documented and came after her death from the fossilization process and natural forces such as erosion. So there’s no definitive proof of how she died. Possibly she fell from at least 40 feet and hit the ground at 35 mph, a team of Arizona State University proposed. Lucy’s skeleton is 40 percent complete. Lucy was discovered in 1974 near the village Hadar in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia. The fossil acquired her name from the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by the Beatles, which was played loudly and repeatedly in the expedition camp all evening after the excavation team’s first day of work on the recovery site.