Skeleton of 4.4 Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Discovered

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A 4.4 million year-old skeleton has been uncovered in the Ethiopian desert, which is adding some new insight into how our evolutionary ancestors looked and behaved. The nearly complete skeleton, dubbed "Ardi," doesn't look at all like a chimpanzee or other large primate, and that has researchers intrigued. Tom Maugh is the science writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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Guest:
Tom Maugh - Science and Medical Writer, Los Angeles Times

Host:
Conan Nolan

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Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal