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What a Fossilized Hand Says About the Last Common Ancestor Between Humans and Chimpanzees – Gizmodo Australia

More than 1 million years before the early hominin known as Lucy was striding across the Afar region of Ethiopia, the lesser-known Ardipithecus ramidus roamed approximately…

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More than 1 million years before the early hominin known as Lucy was striding across the Afar region of Ethiopia, the lesser-known Ardipithecus ramidus roamed approximately the same area. Now, a team of anthropologists have looked at the 4.4 million-year-old fossilized hand of one specimen (affectionately dubbed Ardi), and argue that the human ancestors roaming may have involved more swinging through the trees than previously thought.
Published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, the teams…

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