Discovering Ardi

Discovering Ardi

DVD - 2009
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Describes the 1974 discovery of Australopithecus afarensis in Hadar, northeastern Ethiopia. Nicknamed ''Lucy, '' this 3.2 million year old skeleton was, at the time, the oldest hominid skeleton ever found. As the Discovery Channel special documents, Lucy's title would be overtaken twenty years later by the 1994 discovery of ''Ardi'' in Ethiopia's Afar region in the Middle Awash study area. It would take an elite international team of experts the next fifteen years to delicately, meticulously and methodically piece together ''Ardi'' and her lost world in order to reveal her significance.
Published: Silver Spring, MD : Discovery Communications, Inc., c2009.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD 569.9 DIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 18, 2018

I found this documentary interesting and informative, largely because of its focus and for giving the viewer a glimpse into the variety of tools that are (or can be) utilized: from knowledge and familiarity with skeletal anatomy, all the way to computer modeling of motion, and much else in between. The difficulties of finding the bones, taking them out of the ground, even the chemical analysis of the soils to assist the dating, are all given their place.

Sep 27, 2017

i am in serious in doubt the real evidence will ever be found.this video is all conjecture.ive seen the meniscule proof, and it is all guess work!

Apr 08, 2013

Could it be possible that Darwin got it wrong and we are not the descendents from apes after all?
Check it out for yourself and use your own judgement.


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