The Skull In The Rock: How A Scientist, A Boy, And Google Earth Opened A New Window On Human Origins
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In 2008, Professor Lee Berger--with the help of his curious 9-year-old son--discovered two remarkably well preserved, two-million-year-old fossils of an adult female and young male, referred to as Australopithecus sediba; a previously unknown species of ape-like creatures that may possibly have been a direct ancestor of contemporary humans. Berger's discovery in 1 of many most excavated and studied areas on Earth revealed a treasure trove of human fossils--and an completely new human species--where people believed no far more field operate might ever be necessary. This discovery of has been hailed as one using the most considerable archaeological discoveries in background. Berger believes the skeletons they located on the Malapa site in South Africa could possibly be the"Rosetta stone that unlocks our understanding from the genus Homo"and might just redesign the human family tree. The concentrate inside the book will probably be on the way in which we can apply new thinking to familiar material and come up with a breakthrough. 00 Can Berger, an Eagle Scout and National Geographic Grantee, could be the Reader in Human Evolution too since the Public Understanding of Science in the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 90/$32. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1053-9, $27. Marc Aronson is particularly interested in framing these issues for young men and girls and has had enormous success with this approach in his previous books: Ain't Nothing But a Man and If Stones Could Speak. The fossils reveal what may possibly be a single of humankind's oldest ancestors. Technology and revelation combined, plus a excellent does of luck, to broaden by ten times the quantity of early human fossils known, rejuvenating this field of study and posing countless more questions to be answered in years and decades to come.
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