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Ardipithecus ramidus discovered

  1. Oct 2, 2009 #1
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  3. Oct 5, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    There's been a lot about this in the local news, since a few of the scientists involved are local. But, there's been hardly any information about how 'Ardi' relates to 'Lucy' (who also has local ties...)

    Can anyone here elaborate?
  4. Oct 5, 2009 #3
    Awesome news! Thanks Orion1 and Andy.:biggrin:
    I'm still scanning through a load of scientific papers
    about this fantastic news.

    Andy, I'm tied up to nearly everything with the click
    of my computer mouse if the computer is running.
    Hope this will give you added insight regarding your
    question. It's from the University of Berkeley. Here
    are two segments from Ethiopian desert yields
    oldest hominid skeleton
    by Robert Sanders
    (Media Relations), 01 October 2009 .

    "This timeline shows the fossils upon which our current understanding of human evolution is based. The new fossil skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus, nicknamed Ardi, fills a large gap before the Lucy skeleton, Australopithecus afarensis, but after the hominid line split from the line that led to today's chimpanzees. (Science magazine)"

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