Although it’s been a little while since the news broke, I am extremely excited to write about a new old addition…to the human family.
Secreted away in a narrow fissure, deep in the Rising Star cave system, nr. 390 more words
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CBSDC) – There may be a new branch on the human family tree.
“My discovery turns science on its head,” renowned American paleoanthropologist Lee Berger told… 264 more words
WATCH ABOVE: A new discovery of a ancient human ancestor was found in a cave in South Africa, and as Eric Sorensen reports, what was unearthed about the new member of the human family tree is changing how we see ourselves. 790 more words
Whenever we find a new hominid, it’s a big deal. Understanding our past and what we evolved from lets us better understand our ancient history and the mechanism of evolution. 260 more words
Evolutionary scientists are being called into question again over just how they really conduct their research. While creationists have long expressed doubt over the so-called “Lucy” discovery–since it’s so fragmentary and the popular museum display relies on artists’ renderings of what they think Lucy may have looked like–evolutionary scientists swore up and down for years that “Lucy” was an ape-like ancestor to homo sapiens. 211 more words