An intriguing fossil find

A transitional hominid skeleton, about 2 million years old, has been found in the Malapa cave, about 200 miles from Pretoria, the place of my birth. The discoverer, Lee Berger, reckons it may be the best candidate yet for the first member of the homo genus. The NPR article links to this nice graphic, in which the possible position of Australopithecus sediba, as the fossil has been named, is shown.

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