What is Australopithecus Sediba? It’s a newly discovered species of hominid that was discovered recently. I talked to Dr Robyn Pickering at the University of Melbourne, who was involved in this discovery to talk about Sediba.
- Why was it called Sediba?
- What kind of dating technique was used to work out how old these fossils were?
- Why can’t carbon dating be used?
- How old were the Sediba bones?
- Where were the remains discovered?
- How is Australopithecus Sediba related to Australopithecus Africanus?
- What kinds of skeletons were discovered?
- What were the ages of the skeletons found?
- Why is the term “missing link” incorrect?
- What was the European Synchrotron used for with this discovery?
- How common are fossils?
- What upcoming research can we expect from this find?
Today’s listener of the episode is Belinda Nicholson from Australia
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