Most complete early human skull ever discovered

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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Rock containing 'most complete early human skull ever' discovered ... after it lay on the shelf of a laboratory for three years

The remains of a juvenile hominid skeleton, of the new Australopithecus (southern ape) sediba species, are the most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered



For two million years the rock lay undisturbed, containing a hidden secret and perhaps one of the most important archeological finds ever.




University of Witwatersrand palaeontologist Lee Berger said the remains of the juvenile hominid skeleton, of the 'Australopithecus sediba' species, constitute the 'most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered.'

The skeleton has been dubbed Karabo and would have been aged between nine and 13 years when it fell into a pit in a cave and died



Remains of four A. sediba skeletons have been discovered in South Africa's Malapa cave, (30 miles) north of Johannesburg, since 2008. The individuals are believed to have fallen into a pit in the cave and died.

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This proves that bad luck has been around for a long time

Cran




posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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Why does it look fake? They are literally propping the skull on a rock...why?

Eta...because of the tooth and bones found apparently.

Interesting.

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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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OMG. They found Skeletor

Nice find, reading now



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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I'm no expert, but why would the inside be filled with rock? This seems very suspect to me...



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by AlienAgendah
Why does it look fake? They are literally propping the skull on a rock...why?

Eta...because of the tooth and bones found apparently.

Interesting.

edit on 13-7-2012 by AlienAgendah because: (no reason given)


LOL that was what I was going to say! And I believe in evolution! LOL



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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I'm no expert, but why would the inside be filled with rock

From sediment that has got into the skull or completely covering it and then fossilising over time

Cran



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by AlienAgendah
I'm no expert, but why would the inside be filled with rock? This seems very suspect to me...


Really? You know how fossils form right? Wait you said you are no expert I am not either but I do know that bone is about the only thing left that fossilizes right, and that well you know your head is pretty hollow when those soft tissues are gone.

So...it would have rock inside yes...



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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That was the first thing I thought too. The picture makes it look like it's made of some kind of plastic or something.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by cranspace

This proves that bad luck has been around for a long time


And now the poor guy has ended up on a conspiracy forum, yep, this kid must have done something real bad to have this much bad luck.

Good find. Off to read the article now.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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cool find cran but I had to post because

I think you now have the coolest avatar on ATS...


carry on!



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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This is why racism is so #ing stupid.
Strip away the skin and we are all the same.




I know OT sorta sorry!
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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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This proves that bad luck has been around for a long time




It also proves one shouldn't run in long grass...



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by abeverage

Originally posted by AlienAgendah
I'm no expert, but why would the inside be filled with rock? This seems very suspect to me...


Really? You know how fossils form right? Wait you said you are no expert I am not either but I do know that bone is about the only thing left that fossilizes right, and that well you know your head is pretty hollow when those soft tissues are gone.

So...it would have rock inside yes...


Thanks for the condescending reply! Too bad everyone isn't as informed as you.

Isn't that what ATS is for?

How's your high horse?



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by abeverage

Originally posted by AlienAgendah
I'm no expert, but why would the inside be filled with rock? This seems very suspect to me...


Really? You know how fossils form right? Wait you said you are no expert I am not either but I do know that bone is about the only thing left that fossilizes right, and that well you know your head is pretty hollow when those soft tissues are gone.

So...it would have rock inside yes...


Yes unless you get lucky and the soft tissue fossilizes like here:



The Taung baby



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Very interesting.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 05:17 AM
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It may look sorta fake because it could be a model of the skull. The base and back of the object don't look real but from a mold. Maybe they don't want people handling the real thing so a copy is made. Will we find the missing link or does it even exist.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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The skull was an earlier find. They have still yet to take out what they think might be the rest of that one or it could turn out to be part of a different individual.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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I think it's real



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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At last!

Science finally proves 13 year olds have rocks in their heads!
"Hi, my names Pithicus Knoxville and this is the head first hole dive"



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by AlienAgendah

Originally posted by abeverage

Originally posted by AlienAgendah
I'm no expert, but why would the inside be filled with rock? This seems very suspect to me...


Really? You know how fossils form right? Wait you said you are no expert I am not either but I do know that bone is about the only thing left that fossilizes right, and that well you know your head is pretty hollow when those soft tissues are gone.

So...it would have rock inside yes...


Thanks for the condescending reply! Too bad everyone isn't as informed as you.

Isn't that what ATS is for?

How's your high horse?


I am sorry that was a bit snarky, it was not my intention jokingly yes condescending no.





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