Our ancestor Lucy shared her world with another, completely different…

The world's most famous hominin fossil is Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis that had a chimp-like brain but walked upright like a human. Now a new discovery reveals that Lucy actually shared her world with another, very different hominin species. » 3/28/12 4:00pm 3/28/12 4:00pm

Humanity's groundbreaking ancestor didn't live in the forest after all

Ardipithecus ramidus, a four million year old ancestor of humans, was so important that it was declared the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2009. That might still be true - but we might also be totally wrong about where it lived. » 5/27/10 4:30pm 5/27/10 4:30pm

Discovery of 4.4-Million-Year-Old Hominid "Ardi" Is Greatest Scientific…

Venerable journal Science has announced its top breakthroughs of 2009, and topping the list is a breakthrough in evolutionary biology. It's the discovery of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4-million-year-old hominid skeleton that reveals how homo sapiens' ancient ancestors looked and lived. » 12/17/09 2:24pm 12/17/09 2:24pm