Re: Time Frame: Early Hominids

Patricia Lynn Sothman (
25 Apr 1995 03:07:11 GMT

JoeBeaver ( wrote:

: Second, are you still in any sort of contact with Dr. White?
: Specifically, have you heard anything about his team's major A. ramidus
: find at Aramis a few months ago? All I know is what little information
: appeared in a brief news article announcing the find in the January 26
: Nature.

: Any rumors that anyone has heard would be greatly appreciated.

: Thank you.

: Joseph Beaver
: Student, Univ. of Kansas

I posted a little blurb on what I heard at the Palaeoanthropology
meetings. Tim White and Haile-Selassie presented a paper which gave some
further details of the skeleton that was found last field season. They
have over 90 fragments of a skeleton which includes elements such as hand
and foot bones, tibia, fragmented ulna, mandible, pelvis, sacrum and
cranial fragments. They would not answer any questions as to potential
locomotor adaptations of ramidus, only saying that the analysis was not

They did have casts available of the material that was published in the
Nature article announcing A. ramidus for people to examine.

Patricia L. Sothman
Dept. Anthropology
WASH U, St. Louis