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Meeting the Missing Link

Image of fossil skull

The cranium of the juvenile skeleton. Photo: Brett Eloff courtesy Wits University

By Paul Dirks

Paul Dirks gives a first-hand account of the expedition that found a new species of hominid linking humans and apes.

Professor Paul Dirks is Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at James Cook University, and former Head of the School of GeoSciences at Wits University in South Africa.

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