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December 13, 2013
WFCR Local Features
Bay Path Professor Breaks Ground on Oldest Human Ancestor
Fossils of a skeleton found in Ethiopia are the remains of the oldest known human ancestor. Ardipithecus Ramidus -- nicknamed "Ardi"-- is thought to be more than 4.4 million years old. The Ardi team includes Dr. Gina Semprebon, who's a Professor of Biology at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Semprebon told WFCR's Tina Antolini that if you were to meet Ardi today, she wouldn't look exactly human... but not ape-like either.
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