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An international group of scientists have unveiled our oldest known human ancestor. Ardi or Ardipithecus was a four foot, 110 pound female that lived 4.4 million years ago in the once forested area of north eastern Ethiopia. Ardi predates Lucy by a million years. but she's not the missing link between chimpanzees and humans that many have hypothesized about. She had an unexpected mix of advanced characteristics and primitive traits.

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  1. October 3, 2009 -

    We were just talking about this!! I was fascinated to read this. Incredible, isn't it!? I thought it interesting that she could still grab onto tree limbs with her feet... I used to dream of becoming an archaeologist, after I read about the lost cities of Pompeii as a kid...I still dream about that when I read things like this.