Ardi Article - Michael Bustin GLG 111 B Ardipithecus...

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Michael Bustin GLG 111 B Ardipithecus ramidus In the article “Oldest human skeleton offers new clues to evolution”, the writer discusses the new theories that have arisen after continual studies of the fossil named Ardi. Ardi otherwise known by its scientific name of Ardipithecus ramidus, was found in the country of Ethiopia, back in 1994 (CNN). The four foot four inches tall skeleton contains 125 bones and is estimated that Ardi lived around 4.4 million years ago (CNN). Ardi is estimated to have weighed about 110 pounds. Ardi is the oldest fossil ever found but before the fossil was found in 1974; the oldest humanoid remains were from the fossil remains of Lucy (CNN). Lucy was also found in Ethiopia just like Ardi, in the area of Hadar. Lucy is estimated to be at the height of three feet six inches, and was at the estimated age of 25 years old when she died (Talkorgins.org). Lucy’s scientific name is Australopithecus afarensis, and she was found by Donald Johanson and Tim Gray (Talkorigins.org).
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Holm during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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Ardi Article - Michael Bustin GLG 111 B Ardipithecus...

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