Ardi’s kind had a skull fit for a hominid
Reconstructed fossil of 4.4-million-year-old species has humanlike features
By Bruce Bower, 09:38 AM April 15, 2013
KNOXVILLE — One of the most controversial proposed members of the human evolutionary family, considered an ancient ape by some skeptical scientists, is the real hominid deal, an analysis of a newly reconstructed skull base finds.
By 4.4 million years ago, Ardipithecus ramidus already possessed a relatively short, broad skull base with a forward-placed opening for the spinal cord, an arrangement exclusive to ancient hominids and people today, William Kimbel of Arizona State University in Tem...
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