Ancient Skeleton May Rewrite Human Evolution

As of today, humankind may have a new mother, and she looks nothing like we expected her to.

Ardipithecus ramidus

Researchers have unveiled the oldest known skeleton of a human ancestor–and it is full of surprises. Although the creature, named Ardipithecus ramidus, had a brain and body the size of a chimpanzee, it did not knuckle-walk or swing through the trees like an ape. Instead, “Ardi” walked upright, with a big, stiff foot and short, wide pelvis. Read more here, here, here, here or here.

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