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Lee Berger: the Donald Johanson of the 21st century?

Back in the 1970s, Donald Johanson famously discovered Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis). And this past week, Lee Berger announced the discovery of what may prove to be an even more dramatic hominid find, a creature that he has dubbed Australopithecus sediba. I can’t, … Continue reading

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Australopithecus sediba: a hominid discovery of historic importance—even outstripping Lucy?

Three newly discovered South African hominids—an 11-year-old child, an infant, and a 30-year-old mother—and dubbed Australopithecus sediba, are a very big deal: they represent a hominid transition perhaps every bit as important as “Lucy” (if not more so) in offering clues to our human origins. The … Continue reading

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