'Ardi,' Oldest Human Ancestor, Unveiled

Exciting news today from Discovery, Science Magazine, and amazing group of scientist:  The world’s oldest and most complete skeleton of a potential human ancestor — named “Ardi,” short for Ardipithecus ramidus — has been unveiled by an international team of 47 researchers.

They have dedicated a website to the find (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/ardipithecus/ardipithecus.html), which includes an interactive guide that follows the human branch of the evolutionary tree in addition to links describing the find and the skeleton of “Ardi”.

In addition there will be an premiere of “Discovery Ardi” on the Discovery Channel that will air Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 PM EST.

If you are studying evolution with your students these resources on the “Ardi” website are great additions to the material within Discovery Education Science, which include a Video Quiz on Biological Evolution, an exploration on animal evolution called “A Whale of a Tale” as well as many other great resources.  Yet again Discovery becomes your one-stop-shop for everything science!!

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