Dec. 09, 2010

Ardipithecus ramidus

by Leslie Taylor

For more than a year, Jonathan Mann has recorded a song a day. One fine day (the 274th day of his project) he recorded this song about Ardipithecus ramidus -- a very early human ancestor that lived about 4.4 million years ago during the early Pliocene.

Download the track at Jonathan Mann's Web site

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at and She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

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