Very fascinating news on the paleontology front. A number of fossils, including one species definer named “Ardi,” have been discovered and examined to reveal that they represent possibly “the last common ancestor of humans and living apes.”

Oldest “Human” Skeleton Found–Disproves “Missing Link”

Scientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. The find reveals that our forebears underwent a previously unknown stage of evolution more than a million years before Lucy, the iconic early human ancestor specimen that walked the Earth 3.2 million years ago.