Berger et al.’s claims about the species have been disputed and their idea that it lived 2-3 million years ago was exaggerated by a factor of 10.
Charles Darwin didn’t spend much time in Africa. But his poisonous ideas certainly did.
The stone objects, dated from 50,000 years ago, look like the ones made by capuchin monkeys today.
So much about the congruence of anatomical and genetic similarity predicted by Darwin’s theory.
Whatever Ardi was, everyone agrees the fossils was initially badly crushed and needed extensive reconstruction.