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Rising Star Expedition

This past September, spelunkers Steve Tucker and Rick Hunter stumbled across the remains of ancient hominids while exploring the Rising Star Cave in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Following this discovery, in November a group of scientists launched a 3-week expedition to explore the cave and recover more fossils. The project uncovered about 1,200 specimens, and National Geographic’s website reports “the find could add significantly to our understanding of human evolution.” Read more at Antiquorum et Praesentis blog.


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