The Discovery Of The Australopithecus Sediba

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Our world as we know it, is full of missing puzzle pieces when it comes to completing the picture of how human kind truly came to be. For years and years talented fieldworkers have been working all over the world to try and collect all of these missing pieces. Slowly over the years an increasing amount of body and fossil records are helping us better understand when, where and how hominins came into and left existence. There have been many discoveries between the Australopithecus Afensis and more recent discoveries with very human like features like the Homo Erectus. The discovery of the Australopithecus Sediba is seen as a bench mark halfway point in our evolutionary time line their fossil discovery gives us insight on how they would have lived, what they could have looked like and how they are presumably related to humans. This mysterious hominin, Australopithecus Sediba, is one of the newer discoveries in the world of anthropology. According to John Raffertys’ 2014 publication in the Britannica Encyclopedia, it was not until 2008 that paleoanthropologists’ son, Matthew Berge, the nine-year-old son of the famous Lee Berger happened to stumble across this incredible discovery while on a dig in South Africa. The remains of the Australopithecus Sediba were found dispersed throughout the Cradle of Human Kind World Heritage Site which is located in the Malapa Cave in Southern Africa. The very first part of the discovery was made out side of the cave which consisted of a

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