Australopithecus Sediba Special

08 September 2011
Presented by Chris Smith

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The right hand skeleton of the adult female MH2 against a modern human hand. The hand, seen here in palmar view, lacks three wrist bones and four terminal phalanges, but is otherwise complete.

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Reader in evolution at Wits University, Lee Berger, made a life-changing discovery when he uncovered the remains of a new species of hominid, Australopithecus sediba, in South Africa. Here, Chris Smith gets to meet the newest addition to the human family tree...

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