On April 8, 2010, Thursday last week, Professor Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand unveiled a new find at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind.

Discovered by Berger and his nine-year-old son, Matthew, at the Malapa caves at the Cradle of Humankind, the partially complete skeletons are the remains of hominids that lived almost 2- million years ago.

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Professor Lee Berger with the Australopithecus sediba fossils.
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The fossils are almost 2 million years old.
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The fossils being prepared for the 10-day exhibition at Maropeng, the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind.
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Professor Lee Berger arranges the fossils in Maropeng’s exhibition room.
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The sediba fossils were discovered at the Malapa caves at the Cradle of Humankind.
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“Sediba"is a Sotho word meaning “well”, or “spring”, or “fountain”. The name was chosen as Berger believes this fossil will prove a fountain of knowledge about early hominids.