New Light on Human Ancestor's Diet

A team working on the 2-million-year-old human ancestor is causing a stir in scientific circles after publishing new findings on what our early ancestors ate.
  • South Africa:  New Light On Human Ancestor's Diet, 28 June 2012

    A South African-led research team working on Australopithecus sediba, the 2-million-year-old human ancestor recently discovered in South Africa, have published new findings on what ... read more »

Sediba's hand is unique.

  • South Africa:  Skeletons Present an Exquisite Paleo-Puzzle

    Science, 9 September 2011

    Starting on page 1402 of this week's issue of Science, researchers present two remarkably complete and well-preserved partial skeletons of a 2-million-year-old species called ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Paleoanthropologist Now Rides High On a New Fossil Tide

    Science, 9 September 2011

    This week, Science publishes five papers by Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand and his colleagues, featuring details and analysis of the 2-million-year-old remains ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Is This 1.9-Million-Year-Old Hand That of An Early Human?

    City of Johannesburg, 9 September 2011

    THE delicate skeleton of the hand of the Australopithecus sediba - the most complete hand skeleton of an early hominin ever discovered - lay in professor Lee Berger's own ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Pandor Congratulates Witwatersrand University for New Fossil Findings

    South African Government, 8 September 2011

    The Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor has congratulated the University of the Witwatersrand on the announcement of new specimens and new anatomical findings ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Our Human-Ancestors Learning in 2011

    Biz-Community, 22 December 2011

    Fossils of the extinct hominid Australopithecus sediba were accidentally discovered by the 9-year-old son of a scientist in the remains of a cave in South Africa in 2008. The ... read more »