This find is much more important than Lucy. It shows that the last common ancestor with chimps didn't look like a chimp, or a human, but was a unique primate.
So says F. Righter, a paleontotheologian from the University of Mansfield.
This professor makes up one of the international research team handling the nearly intact but fragile skeleton of Anglicanus pistoffecus, a primate ancestor believed to be nearly four and a half million years old in attitudes. Although this discovery has been present for some years, only now are the anti-scientific papers coming out in such numbers that reveals the paleontotheology back to an early stage of evolution better than anything seen to date and beyond all known archaotheology of course.
Advanced imaging methods allow a reconstruction of the individual ancestor from the skeletal remains. Righter, known for his frequent and wordy articles, tells us that Anglicanus pistoffecus is likely to have been very hairy, at least as an adult. He will have engaged in ritual activity, which is a very important aspect of early evolutionary symbolic development. The other characteristic ancestral feature in the further development of symbolic activity is, of course, language, and the throat area reconstruction suggests that the language of Anglicanus pistoffecus is likely to have been dense, confusing, and unclear. Righter tells us:
It would take many generations of evolution to get speech right, to the extent that we as humans can understand it.
The other symbolic and meaning based issue is collective activity. Anglicanus pistoffecus will have been a group actor, bringing together relatives or tribe members together in a Covenant arrangement, as they adapted to their new surroundings on the dry, scorched, earth.
Already some creationists are describing this discovery in the Afar distant region of Kent as a fake. They think that their attitudes are no more than 6000 years old. However, one of the team from Los Angeles, Gooday AngelGabriel, who led the field paleontotheology investigations, says that the surrounding institutional structure suggests that the attitudinal age is correct and is millions of years ago.