Ardi and her discoverers shake up hominid evolution in ‘Fossil Men’

Fossil MenKermit PattisonWilliam Morrow, $32.50 She is the most controversial, convention-defying, weirdest-looking fossil hominid ever found. Fittingly, the group that discovered this 4.4-million-year-old adult female, nicknamed Ardi, includes the most controversial, convention-defying (and some would say weirdest-acting) fossil hunters and bone analysts to have ever wrestled with the puzzle of how humans and our ancestors […]