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The 305-million-year-old fossil may reveal secrets about the evolution of spider eyes, new study says.
By Becca Peixotto, Caver/Scientist. In only eight days of digging, we retrieved more than 320 numbered fossil specimens and an awful lot of sediment. Don’t worry: there’s plenty more.
Principal excavator Becca Peixotto reports back on this week’s activity at the Rising Star hominin fossil cave site.
By Becca Peixotto, Caver/Scientist. Discover what’s new about this expedition returning to the hominin fossil chamber at Rising Star.
The team is back in the cave to recover a tantalizing piece of upper jaw and other fossils in preparation for the groundbreaking workshop to begin in May.
A new update from the Sea Monster lab in the basement of the Geological Museum in Oslo, Norway, where the specimens of last summer are about finished and new ones are to be cracked open!
On the final day of Rising Star cave excavations in November of 2013, researchers confirmed that a second chamber also contained hominin fossils. Now they return for a closer examination.
Sporting elaborate spikes and body armor, the extinct amphibian was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.
With more than 1200 hominin fossils recovered last November, Lee Berger sends out a call for scientists to help study the bones and reveal them to the world.
Next time you picture a scientist at work on a computer, skip the white-walled laboratory, and think of this instead.
When you’re trying to understand all that a few bones can tell us about our early hominid ancestors, there’s no substitute for hands-on experience with the fossils themselves, says “underground astronaut” Elen Feuerriegel.
After weeks of minute-by-minute updates from the field, Lee Berger finally tells the story of his latest hominid discovery from in its entirety.
This three-week mission is now drawing to a close, but the magnitude of the early hominid discovery on the Rising Star Expedition means this story is far from over. See how the saga will continue.
Lead caver Rick Hunter offers his reflections on the otherworldly journey from daylight to the fossil chamber and back.
The excavators and cavers get a day off to explore the nearby site where Lee Berger discovered the first remains of Australopithecus sediba.