Friday, October 2, 2009

Ardipithecus ramidus Illuminates Human Origins (Science Mag: Open Access)

I'm really short on time, but readers need to know about the October 2 edition of Science Magazine, which: 
presents 11 papers, authored by a diverse international team, describing an early hominid species, Ardipithecus ramidus, and its environment.  These 4.4 million year old hominid fossils sit within a critical early part of human evolution, and cast new and sometimes surprising light on the evolution of human limbs and locomotion, the habitats occupied by early hominids, and the nature of our last common ancestor with chimps.

Science is making access to this extraordinary set of materials FREE (non-subscribers require a simple registration).
I haven't had time to read much of it yet, but what I've seen is very suggestive.


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  2. I have been and will, although right now I'm caught up in several other projects and don't even have time to read what literature I still have access to (I recently lost most of the access behind the paywall that I had for a while), much less compose posts discussing it.

    I expect things will loosen up in a while, and I'll have time for more big posts.

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