What is the oldest known human fossil?

Answer The oldest known human fossil is nicknamed "Ardi" and is believed to be 4.4 million years old, according to a 2009 National Geographic article. "Ardi" was discovered in Ethiopia's Afar desert. "Ard... Read More »

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What is the oldest human fossil found?

With similarities to both humans and chimpanziees, Ardipithecus ramidus, nicknamed Ardi, is the oldest human fossil found to date. Scientists first discovered fragments of this fossil in Ethiopia i... Read More »

When was the oldest human skeleton discovered?

The oldest human skeleton was discovered in 1994 in Ethiopia. As of 2010, over 120 pieces of the skeleton have been recovered. Nicknamed Ardi, this female was thought to be about 4 feet tall and li... Read More »

Who is the world's oldest human orphan?

I can only fill you in on the requirements of my state (KY), but I'm sure they are similar in most states. First there are a couple of avenues you can go about adoption. You can work with your stat... Read More »

Where were the oldest human bones found?

Paleontologists use hominid bone fossils or fragments to set up a pattern for a possible "family tree," because genes of ancient bones can't be analyzed. The oldest bones found, approximately six m... Read More »