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Early Human Ancestor, Australopithecus Sediba, Fossils Discovered in Rock

Photo: Shanghai Science and Technology Museum in Shanghai, China. CREDIT Greg Peterson SOURCE Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Scientists from the  based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have just announced the discovery of a large rock containing significant parts of a skeleton of an early human ancestor. The skeleton is believed to be the remains of ‘Karabo’, the type skeleton ofAustralopithecus sediba, discovered at the Malapa Site in the Cradle of Humankind in 2009.

Professor Lee Berger, a Reader in Palaeoanthropology and the Public Understanding of Science at the Wits Institute for Human Evolution, will make the announcement at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum in Shanghai, China on 13 July 2012. . . . Read Complete Report