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Near-complete human ancestor discovered in neglected chunk of rock
Posted on July 13, 2012 - 06:17 by Kate Taylor
South African scientists say they've discovered the most complete skeleton ever of an early human ancestor - in a rock that had lain unnoticed in a lab for years.
It was only when a technician noticed a tooth protuding from the stone last month that an investigation revealed significant parts of Australopithecus sediba, discovered in 2009 at the Malapa site in South Africa, …
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