Rock Containing 'Most Complete Two Million Years Old Early Human Skull Ever'

For two million years the rock lay undisturbed, containing a hidden secret and probably one of the most critical archeological finds ever.

For another few years, the rock lay undisturbed in a laboratory, till a technician noticed a tooth sticking out of the back.

Opening it up, the South African scientists discovered what they call the most complete skeleton yet of an ancient relative of man, hidden in the rock which was first excavated from an archaeological site three years ago.

University of Witwatersrand palaeontologist Lee Berger mentioned the remains of the juvenile hominid skeleton, of the 'Australopithecus sediba' species, constitute the 'most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered.'

He stated: 'We have discovered parts of a jaw and vital elements of the body including what seem to be a full femur (thigh bone), ribs, vertebrae and other important limb components, some never ever ahead of seen in such completeness in the human fossil record.'

The remains are thought to be about two million years old, and add a few years for the time that the three-foot-wide rock lay unnoticed in the laboratory.

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