Welcome to the family: How a UI alum helped unearth a new species of early man

In Nov. 2013, an expedition that would have a profound impact on our understanding of our human ancestry commenced at the Rising Star cave system in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Funded by the University of Witwatersrand (“Wits”) and the National Geographic Society, the excavation was part of a particularly social media-savvy engagement with science. National […]

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