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An Introduction to the fossils of Sterkfontein

- Wits University

Professor Lee Berger introduces one of the world's longest running and richest fossil hominid sites.

One of the richest fossil hominid sites in the World, and one of the longest running excavations, Sterkfontein is famous worldwide for discoveries such as Mrs. Ples, Stw 505 and Little Foot.  The richest area for fossil hominids at Sterkfontein is Member 4, where, since 1966 excavations have produced more than 600 individual fossil hominid remains.  Some of these remains are beautifully preserved and represent the best examples of the extinct hominid species Australopithecus africanus.