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[LISTEN] Little Foot fossils unveiled in SA

| South Africa’s status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with the unveiling of 'Little Foot'.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with the unveiling of Little Foot, the country’s oldest, virtually complete fossil human ancestor.

Discovered by Professor Ron Clarke from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the fossil was given the nickname of “Little Foot” by Professor Phillip Tobias, based on Clarke’s initial discovery of four small foot bones.

Radio 702’s Azania Mosaka spoke to Professor Robert Blumenschine, the chief scientist at the Palaeontological Scientific Trust, about Little Foot.

Blumenschine said: Little Foot is by far a complete skeleton of human ancestor.

For more information listen to the audio above.

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