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lucy and ardi

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Ardipithecus ramidus is an ancient hominin that lived 4.4 million years ago. Ardi climbed trees, walked on two feet and had a predominantly plant-based diet. Ardi was not fully human, but also did not climb or walk like modern chimpanzees or gorillas. Why THIS INFO IS IMPORTANT The discovery is of great significance and added much to the debate on Ardipithecus and its place in human evolution. Ardi weighed about 110 pounds
and was up to 4 feet. It is the
most complete early hominid specimen, with most of the skull, teeth, pelvis, hands and feet intact In all, 110 different pieces of fossilized bone were found It's the most intact human ancestor ever discovered What has Ardi done to this world? The skeleton fossils were found 15 years ago in the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia Summary of Ardi Ardi's skull had been crushed into many pieces but after years of reconstructional work, scientists discovered a very small brained cranium of an early female hominid that is very different from a chimpanzee. Get to know Lucy
an early ancestor Lucy was a female Australopithecus Afarensis who is believed to have lived 3.2 million years ago. 40% of her bones were discovered and contained in several different pieces. Ardi lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. She lived in woodland conditions more than a million years before the famous "Lucy" fossil Even though she walked upright her feet were well adapted to grasping, and researchers think she was able to climb trees. Her teeth resemble modern human teeth more closely than they do to those of a chimpanzee. More Information on Lucy Lucy is the worlds most famous early human ancestor.
Though, her remains are only about 40% complete,
Lucy looks like an ape with some human features. What is important about Lucy? She is one of the oldest australopithecus known, and she shows some characteristics of earlier beings. She has a Y chromosome that is believed to be directly linked with the first known woman. A lot more additional Info Lucy probably ate fruits, plants, roots, seeds, and insects. Lucy got her famous name from the beatles song " Lucy in the Sky" No evidence on Lucy's spoken language. Lucy is female because her pelvis bone is similar to the shape of a modern human female. It is possible that Lucy did have children. Lucy was about 3'6. Lucy was discovered on November 24, 1974 No one really knows how Lucy died. Lucy was found by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray Lucy vs Ardi Differences Ardi was larger and bigger than Lucy. Similarities Both Lucy and Ardi walked upright. Their brain size was similar to that of a chimp. Summary of Lucy One of the first Australopithecus afarensis to live. Lucy was 3'6 and weighed 64 pounds. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago, and is classified as a hominin. The skeleton shows evidence of small skull capacity akin to that of apes and of bipedal upright walk akin to that of humans, supporting the debated view that bipedalism preceded increase in brain size in human evolution. Ardi Additional Info about Ardi. Ardi was our earliest ancestor. Ardi was an omnivore.
She ate plants, meat, and fruit. She didn't eat hard foods such as nuts and tubers. Discovering Lucy Lucy and Ardi by Eitan Furman and Julius Velasquez Lucy Ardi They both had different looks. Bibliography http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_did_ardi_eat http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/ardi-human-ancestor.htm http://archaeology.about.com/od/hominidancestors/ss/ardipithecus.htm http://elucy.org/faq.html
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