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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

… ‘Fossil Men'

"She is the most controversial, convention-defying, weirdest-looking fossil hominid ever found. Fittingly, the group that discovered this 4.4-million-year-old adult female, nicknamed Ardi, includes the most controversial, convention-defying (and some would say weirdest-acting) fossil hunters and bone analysts to have ever wrestled with the puzzle of how humans and our ancestors evolved.

In Fossil Men, journalist Kermit Pattison recounts intriguing backstories of the Ardi scientists and how they came to challenge popular views of hominid evolution. Many incidents in the book show the courage and grit it took to find and excavate Ardi in Ethiopia's remote Middle Awash area, where local nomadic groups are prone to shoot at outsiders. Pattison also examines how Ardi's skeleton makes her a one-of-a-kind find…"
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Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2020 3:57 p.m. PST

Looks like a very interesting book. I've just ordered it. Thanks for the pointer Tango.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2020 12:43 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


dbf167603 Dec 2020 10:35 a.m. PST

Because of your post, I got this book yesterday. I'm half way through it already. It's terrific, even though I know next to nothing about the subject, I would say it's one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year. Thanks for posting this, Tango!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 12:44 p.m. PST

Happy for that my friend! (smile)


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