‘Ardi’ skull reveals links to human lineage

One of the most hotly debated issues in current human origins research focuses on how the 4.4 million-year-old African species Ardipithecus ramidus is related to the human lineage. New research confirms “Ardi’s” close evolutionary relationship to humans. Researchers turned to the base of a beautifully preserved partial cranium of Ardi, which reveals a pattern of similarity that links Ardi to Australopithecus and modern humans and but not to apes.
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