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Rising Star Expedition - Fall 2013
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schools, UNESCO, Berger, document, hominid, twitter, Johannesburg, 1000, 3.5, bones
Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
World Heritage Site first named by              in 1999, about 50 kilometers northwest of                         , South Africa
a site that in the past has produced a large number and some of the oldest                fossils ever found, some dating back as far as        million years ago
Rising Star expedition
end of 2013
recovered over          hominid bone fossils
cave discovered in early October 2013
National Geographic Explorer Lee             
exploration team leader Pedro Boshoff
found slot he couldn't get into
enlisted Rick Hunter and Steve Tucker, two cavers were able to get into it and climb down
a 12 meter downward climb, at narrowest points only 16 centimeters wide
at the bottom of the slot were           
bones were identified as an early hominid
they needed cavers who could professionally                  and pack the bones to take them back out
six women team
cavern is 30 meters underground
discovered that the bones were not from one individual, but but from many
a very modern expedition:                feeds as bones come out of the cave, multiple blogs by the cavers, archeologists, and anthropologists, skyping with                around the world
Rising Star Expedition - Fall 2013
Savanna Chimpanzees
The Molecular Clock
What is Biological Evolution?
The Place of Ardipithecus
Hominid Bipedality
Early Hominins
Hominin Species and Speciation
The Laetoli Footprints of Australopithecus afarensis