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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 05:56 PM

Scientists discover 2 million year old skeleton by accident

South African scientists claim to have uncovered the most complete skeleton yet of an ancient relative of man, hidden in a rock excavated from an archaeological site three years ago.

The remains of a juvenile hominid skeleton, of the newly identified Australopithecus (southern ape) sediba species, are the "most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered", University of Witwatersrand palaeontologist Lee Berger said.

The skeleton is thought to be about 2 million years old.

The upright-walking tree climber would have been aged between nine and 13 years when he or she died.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/2-millionyearold-skeleton-found-in--cradle-of-humankind-20120713-21zxk.html

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MindMover Jul 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Jul 2012 #1
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lastlib Jul 2012 #4
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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 06:14 PM

1. Thev've already got Lucy

Maybe this one will become known as Charlie Brown

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 06:17 PM

2. OMG, now that is tooooo funny.....

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:12 AM

4. Gooood Grief!!

The only way that guy could've found this was if he was Snoopy.....

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:28 AM

5. She probably killed the poor guy with that "Hold the Football" trick.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 10:24 PM

3. How many ancient skeletons present themselves?

Did this one jump out and say boo!

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