TV News LIES

Friday, Jun 23rd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Science Photos released of two-million-year-old fossils

Photos released of two-million-year-old fossils

The skull of one of the partial skeletons found in a South African caveThe remarkable remains of two ancient human-like creatures (hominids) have been found in South Africa. The fossils of a female adult and a juvenile male - perhaps mother and son - are just under two million years old.

They were uncovered in cave deposits near Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site near Johannesburg. The team behind the discovery reports in the journal Science that the new species should be assigned the name Australopithecus sediba.

Its mosaic of features, the researchers believe, means it fills an important gap between older hominids and the group of more modern species known as Homo, which includes our own kind.
"It's at the point where we transition from an ape that walks on two legs to, effectively, us," lead scientist Professor Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand told BBC News.

More + Video...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Western techs to give cyber secrets to RussiaWestern technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access...

Hubble captures image of galaxy passing behind star

Hubble photo of galaxy behind starWhen astronomers talk about transits, most often they're discussing the path of a planet across the...

Molecule essential to life found near newborn sun-like stars

Molecule essential to life found near new starsTwo teams of astronomers have discovered methyl isocyanate, an organic compound and chemical building block for...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria first emerged at least 450 million years ago

drug resistamt bacteria go back 450m yearsSuperbugs, or enterococci bacteria, have been honing their defensive capabilities for at least 450 million years.As...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!