"Ardi provides clues to human origin"
by Joel Achenbach
October 2, 2009
Mr. Achenbach points out that Ardi lived 4.4 million years ago in East Africa. According to him, she lived mostly in trees and she slept in the trees with her offspring.Sometimes she would come down to the ground and walk upright.
He thinks that she could represent a transitional figure between old primates and newer primates.
Ard lived before Lucy, the 3.2 million year old skeleton found before Ard.
Scientists are still earching for the "lsot common ancestor"; a creature tat is the ancestor of the humans and chimpanzees.Many of these lived 7million years ago.
Ard i doesn't ahve the cahractersitics of the chimpanzees nor look like them so chimpanzees probably developed on their own according to scientists.
Ironically, the chimp adn the gorilla have developed more than the hominid. The hominid is primitve except for its' upright walking adn its' brain development.
Lovejoy, an anthropologist from Kent University, says that the Ards broguth food to theri mates , something that was easier for thsoe who wakled upright. Lovejoy heralds the male parental involvelment as a key point of survivla in these hominids.
What do you think? Do you think we are related to these creatures?