Re: Ardipithecus kadabba dated 5.2 to 5.8 million years ago

From: George Murphy <gmurphy@raex.com>
Date: Sat Apr 10 2004 - 17:31:08 EDT

Dick Fischer wrote:
>
> A recent article in The Scientist references an earlier predecessor to
> our closest ape relative, Australopithicus. As I remember, ard means
> "earth," so I guess Ardipithecus would translate as "earth ape."

        Arda is "dirt" or "filth" in classical Greek (at least according to my ancient
edition of Liddell & Scott).

                                                        Shalom,
                                                        George

George L. Murphy
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Received on Sat Apr 10 17:34:36 2004

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