Scientists have found what may be the long-sought “missing link” — a new species of hominid that was a bridge between ape and man. This week they are expected to unveil a two-million-year-old skeleton of a child. As always, we must warn that creationists like Sarah Palin and others believe that such scientists are miscalculating by around 2 million years since the Earth is only around 5000 years old.
The discovery was the work of Professor Lee Berger, from the University of the Witwatersrand who was exploring cave systems in the Sterkfontein region of South Africa, near Johannesburg. This area is called “the Cradle of Humanity” because of the many finds of early human remains.
The new species would fit nicely between the apelike hominids
Scientists believe that a group of apelike hominids known as known as Australopithecus and the later more human Homo habilis.
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