Rising Star expedition to lift hominin fossils from deep cave in Cradle of Humankind (South Africa) started

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, a cave complex 40km north of Johannesburg, is the world’s richest hominin find spot. It is home to world famous sites such as Sterkfontein, Kromdraai, Swartkrans and Taung. The most recent finds include several fossils of Australopithecus sediba at the Malapa cave site. Professor Lee Berger (University of…