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KSU Professor Lovejoy discusses sex and human evolution
Unveiling of oldest human ancestor rocks scientific concepts
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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A model gorilla skull is among the specimens scattered throughout Lovejoy's lab
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Kent State's Owen Lovejoy is part of the team of scientists who say they've found the earliest human ancestor to date. Lovejoy's analysis of Ardipithecus, or Ardi, caps a career that began with the 1974 discovery of Ardi's younger cousin, Lucy. Beyond the immediate discovery,Lovejoy is still shaking up the scientific world with his ideas about the role of sex in human evolution.
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KSU professor of anthropology C. Owen Lovejoy

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Ardipithecus in Science

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