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Discovery of 4.4 Million-year-old 'Ardi' Named 'Breakthrough of the Year'
December 17, 2009
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The journal Science has named the discovery of "Ardi," the oldest hominid skeleton ever found, its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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