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  1. Ardi is the designation of the fossilized skeletal remains of an Ardipithecus ramidus, believed to be an early human-like 4.4 million years old. It is the most complete early hominid specimen, with most of the skull, teeth, pelvis, hands and feet, more complete than the previously known Australopithecus afarensis specimen called "Lucy." In all, 110 different pieces of fossilized bone were found. Ardi weighed about 50 kg and could be up to 120 cm tall. Although she is a biped, Ardi had both opposable big toes and thumbs in order to climb trees. It is speculated that her bipedality impeded movement, but enabled her to bear more offspring. Although it is not known whether Ardi's species developed into Homo sapiens, the discovery is of great significance and added much to the debate on Ardipithecus and its place in human evolution. With regards to Ardi's body composition, archaeologists note that she is unique in that she possesses traits that are characteristic of both extinct primates and early hominids. It is still a point of debate whether Ardi was capable of bipedal movement. Ardi's divergent big toes are not characteristic of a biped.
    • also known as 阿爾迪
  2. ARDI is the Access to Research for Development and Innovation program, a partnership between the World Intellectual Property Organization and major scientific and technical publishers. ARDI provides access to nearly 10,000 online journals, books and reference works for patent offices, academic and research institutions in 107 developing and least developed countries as of December 2013. The stated objective of ARDI is to "promote the integration of developing countries into the global knowledge economy, allowing them to more fully realize their creative potential.

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Google previewThe Quest for Truth (2012)

Come Now and Let Us Reason Together by Michael Dedivonai

Ardi is a partial skeleton put together based on the bone fragments of at least thirty five sets of skeletons. Many of which were in such bad shape that it took fifteen whole years before the research team could fully analyze and ...

Google previewThe Record of Zoological Literature (1868)

Graucalus lag/ardi is an undescribed species from Southern India and Ceylon. It is G. papmwzk, Sykes, and J erdon, and Campcp/u1_(]a macii, Layard, and is of the same small size as G. jawnszk, having the anterior surface of the wing ...

Google previewThe Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us (2015)

by Alice Roberts

Ardi is a very ancient hominin: at 4.4 million years old, we're getting pretty close to the date of our last common ancestor with chimpanzees, given that genetic comparisons estimate that our paths diverged some 5 to 7 million years ago.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Sunda Language of Java (1862)

by Jonathan Rigg

Ardi, mountain, occurs sometimes in the composition of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Angels (2004)

by Rosemary Guiley

Angels are divided into two orders: the tuli, who are the vertical, longitudinal order, and the ' ardi, who ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Botany; a Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom (1870)

by John Lindley, Thomas Moore

ARDI]. tive of India, is to be met with in some gardens; the juice of its berries is of a beautiful red colour, which, when put on paper, changes to a durable brown. A. crenata,a native of China and Penang, is | a beautiful dwarf bush often ...

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