New Link To Human Evolutionary Chain Discovered: Reports 60 Minutes

August 2nd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

Two Million Year Old Fossil August 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The origin of human being has always interested the common man as well as the scientists all over the world. But, the question was never answered satisfactorily as there were no proper proofs to support any theory. There is an important discovery in this line, which claims to answer this long awaited controversial question. American television magazine ’60 Minutes’ was one to report it first.

An American paleo-anthropologist Professor Lee Berger at the University of the Witwatersrand, was walking by the Malapa Nature Reserve. He was accompanied by his colleague Job Kibii, his nine-year-old son Matthew and his dog Tau. On the way, they found a cave and a series of astonishing events began.

They found the remains of a nine-year-old boy in South Africa, which was almost two million years old. Berger gave him the name of Australopithecus Sediba. The surprising thing about this fossil is its skull, which was very well preserved even after almost two million years. In fact, the teeth of the boy could be counted which looked very much like us, the human beings of today.

The word ‘Sediba’ means source and the fossil found, belongs to the time of apes and humans. He was of the time when our ancestors started to live on the ground after coming down from the trees. It will be studied by the anthropologists for the next few decades as he belongs to an unidentified species of previous times.

Sediba was brought to a press conference in Johannesburg, which lived in the hills just 50 minutes from here. The place is called ‘the Cradle of Human Kind’ as it is believed that all humans actually came from Africa.

This discovery has definitely opened a path for the anthropologists to find a link to new human evolutionary chain. However, there is a long way to go yet in order to get satisfactory answers to this mystery.

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