Could these fossils be the much-sought “missing link”?

The fortuitous discovery of the fossils involved a motivated researcher, a dog, and a 9-year-old boy.

Early ancestor is only hominid that ate bark

That’s right. Scientists have found that one of our early ancestors, the Aus­tra­lo­pith­e­cus sed­iba, South Af­ri­can spe­cies from two mil­lion years ago, used to have an unique diet of forest fruits and other woodland plants. Basically, all the other hominids, we currently know of, fo­cused more on grasses and sedges. This makes A. sediba a truly unique relative in the evolutionary

Fossil trove sheds some light on the ‘missing link’

Paleontologists in South Africa have reported finding an extraordinary number of fossils of a species that predated humans, belonging to the prehuman species Australopithecus Sediba that lived almost 2 million years ago. The species had human-like hands and ape-like feet; it was found in a rearkable collection of fossils which includes the most complete early human hand found so far,