Re: Ardipithecus kadabba dated 5.2 to 5.8 million years ago

From: Dick Fischer <>
Date: Sat Apr 10 2004 - 17:47:20 EDT
George Murphy wrote:

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). 

As I remember, aardvark translates, "earth pig."

Dick Fischer  - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
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