"Ardi," of the Ardipithecus ramidus gang, is making her debut. She's one million years older than the fabled Lucy, and may represent a major step in the evolution of mating---dominant males with a chance of hooking up with Ardi apparently were those who dropped tasty tubers, ripe fruit, and seasoned ( entrails, bugs, caviar and champagne) at her feet. Or out on her limb. Apparently Ardi still spent most of her time in trees.
I , for one, am grateful that we bipedalists moved on from large canine-flaunting males as sexual partners to males knowing their way around seared Ahi tuna sandwiches with wasabi mayo.
( Thanks to ABC News et al, "Artist's conception of what Ardipithecus ramidus would have looked like 4.4 million years ago." J.H. Matternes/Science/ABC News Photo Illustration)