Tag: Sahelanthropus tchadensis
The Standard Story of Human Evolution: A Critical Look
Whatever Ardi was, everyone agrees the fossils was initially badly crushed and needed extensive reconstruction.
Fossil Friday: Sahelanthropus, to Be or Not to Be Bipedal
On the morning of July 19, 2001, French scientist Alain Beauvilain and three Chadian colleagues discovered a fossil cranium in the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Study: Hands of “Ardi” Indicate a Chimp-like Tree-Dweller and Knuckle-Walker
Initially, Ardi was widely called the “oldest human ancestor,” due to its supposed skeletal traits that indicated an early bipedal (upright walking) species.
Newly Published Analysis Refutes Claims that Sahelanthropus tchadensis Was Human Ancestor
What happened to the femur? Did the original discoverers hold on to the bones to stonewall an analysis with a conclusion they didn’t like?
#3 of Our Top Stories of 2018: For Paleoanthropology, Another Annus Horribilis
In 2001, French scientist Alain Beauvilain and three Chadian colleagues discovered a fossil cranium in the dunes of the Chadian Sahara Desert.