New Hominid Species Discovery: Australopithecus sediba


Johannesburg, South Africa - A team led by Professor Lee Berger, a renowned palaeoanthropologist from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (aka Wits University) have described and named a new species of hominid, Australopithecus sediba, almost two million years old, which was discovered in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, 40 kilometres out of Johannesburg, South Africa. Read More

The cranium of the juvenile skeleton of Au. Sediba. Photo by Brett Eloff, courtesy of Wits University  Prof. Lee Berger with the cranium of Au. Sediba. Photo courtesy of Wits University
Prof. Paul Dirks examines the ground at the Malapa site in the Cradle of Humankind

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Sediba Storyline by Peter Schmid Sediba in the media Media Pack - Contains 11 High Resolution Images