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Before 'Lucy,' There was 'Ardi': First Major Analysis of Early Hominid Published
October 1, 2009
In a special issue of Science, an international team of scientists has for the first time thoroughly described Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. This collection of articles, which will appear in the journal's Oct. 2, 2009, issue, offers the first comprehensive, peer-reviewed description of the Ardipithecus fossils, which include a partial skeleton of a female, nicknamed "Ardi."
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