Monday, April 05, 2010

Soon, another link no longer "missing"

Considerable buzz this week on the science blogs about the find of a new fossil hominid that links "gracile Australopithecus like Lucy to H. habilis". More details expected by the end of the week.

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Update, 8 April: And the news is emerging. Here's the story of the discovery of Australopithecus sediba from The Cosmic Log. Interesting that the discoverers of the new fossil found the site using Google Earth.

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Update: 13 April: Science now has the original publication online. It requires registration, but it's free. John Hawks examines the details, and explores the question whether this new species is Australopithecus or Homo (or something else) & National Geographic, as you might expect, has some excellent pictures of the site and fossils.

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