posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 09:18 PM
Did any of you read the link?
The skull was found earlier. A chunk of rock was also brought back.
Last month a prehistoric tooth protruding from a boulder tipped off researchers to hidden evolutionary treasure: remarkably complete human-ancestor
fossils trapped in a rock that had been sitting in their lab for years.
Scans later showed that the rock contains two-million-year-old fossils that will "almost certainly" make one Australopithecus sediba specimen "the
most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered," anthropologist Lee Berger said in a statement Thursday. --- The tooth turned out to be
just the tip of the fossil iceberg.
A CT scan revealed other bones inside, including parts of a jaw, a complete thigh bone, ribs, vertebrae, and possibly hand and foot bones.
The fossils were found in a pit inside a cave.
I read several of the articles linked to the nat-geo site and it is quite interesting stuff.