The Skull in the Rock

The Skull in the Rock

How A Scientist, A Boy, and Google Earth Opened A New Window on Human Origins

Book - 2012
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The story behind one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time, explaining its significance for understanding human evolution and how it is shaping the thinking of the scientific community.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012
ISBN: 9781426310539
Branch Call Number: J 569.9 BER
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Aronson, Marc


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While scientist Lee Berger used Google Earth to find places to look for early human fossils, it was actually his 9-year-old son who spotted the clavicle of a young male who died two million years ago. Photographs.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2013

"Can you imagine what it would be like to discover a previously unknown species? This fascinating and abundantly illustrated book tells the story of how 9-year-old Matthew Berger - with the help of his scientist dad and Google Earth - did exactly that. Describing not only this very important discovery of a pair of two-million-year-old fossils of an adult female and young male, known as Australopithecus sediba, but also telling a bit of Matthew's dad's life story and how he became a paleoanthropologist, this book is a must-read for science buffs." January 2013 Kids' Books Newsletter


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