Ardiphithecus ramidus

Ardi Skeleton ©Past Horizons

Ardi Skeleton
©Past Horizons

Name:                               Ardipithecus ramidus

Other names:               Kadabba; Ardi; previously thought to be an Australopithecus but                                              was re-classified as an Ardipithicus due to its age.

Age:                                   5.8 – 4.4 million years ago

Height:                            Females 1.20 m (3′ 11″)

Weight:                          Females 50 kg (110 lbs)

Brain Size:                     Unknown

Description:                  Bipedal but still used the trees a lot of the time.

 

Diet:                                Evidence shows they ate meat, plants and fruit but did not eat                                                      nuts.

Culture:                        Little known to date but research is still ongoing.

 

Tool Culture:               Unknown

 

Date Discovered:         1994

 

Area Discovered:         Middle Awash, Ethiopia, Africa.

 

Who Discovered:          Tim White, Paleoanthropologist.

 

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References

  • Campbell. B. G. 2009. Human Evolution: An Introduction to Man’s Adaptions. Jersey, USA: Transaction Publishers.
  • Collins. D., Whitehouse. R., Henig. M., & Whitehouse. D. 1973. Background to Archaeology: Britain and its European Setting. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cunliffe. B. 2001. The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Feder. K. L. 2007. The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory. London: McGraw Hill.
  • Gamble. C. 1999. The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Khanna. D. R. 2004. Human Evolution. New Delhi, India: Discovery Publishing House.
  • Turnbaugh. W. A., Jurmain. R., Kilgore. L., & Nelson. H. 2002. Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology. 8th Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

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