Loading...

Oldest Known Hominin Ancestor

2,678 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 3, 2009

Our grandmother many-times-removed?

Ardipithecus ramidus, "Ardi", adds one more piece to the puzzle of our hominin ancestry. This, predictably, has upset creationists who mistakenly assume that they are somehow above it all. To prove that they very definitely are not superior to other apes, frightened creatards votebot videos that refute their dogmatic literalism.

Ardipithecus is a very early hominin genus (subfamily Homininae). Two species are described in the literature: A. ramidus, which lived about 4.4 million years ago during the early Pliocene, and A. kadabba, dated to approximately 5.6 million years ago (late Miocene).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardipith...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Au...)

The Hominidae (anglicized Hominids, also known as great apes) form a taxonomic family, including four extant genera: chimpanzees, gorillas, humans and orangutans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_ape

Humans share ~98 % of DNA sequences with our nearest relatives, the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimpanzee

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...