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Discovery of 4.4 Million-year-old 'Ardi' Named 'Breakthrough of the Year'


December 17, 2009

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The journal Science has named the discovery of "Ardi," the oldest hominid skeleton ever found, its "Breakthrough of the Year 2009." An international team--co-led by the University of California, Berkeley's, Tim White--took 17 years to assemble and analyze the skeleton and thousands of other fossils found with it. The analysis, published in the Oct. 2 issue of Science, revolutionizes our understanding of the earliest human ancestors. Full Story

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