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Oldest ‘human’ skeleton found – eradicates ‘missing link’ theory

Yesterday, scientists announced the discovery of Ardipithecus ramidus, affectionately known as Ardi, a 4.4 million-year-old skeleton that is being hailed as the oldest 'human' ancestor. Older hominid fossils have been uncovered, including a skull from Chad at least six million years old and some more fragmentary, slightly younger remains from Kenya

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