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The fossil finder extraordinaire who’s rewriting human evolution

The fossil finder extraordinaire who’s rewriting human evolution

New Scientist

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“I’m portrayed as a maverick, as a cowboy scientist,” says Lee Berger. “What’s so funny is that I’m the one following the rules.”

Even if you haven’t heard of Berger, there’s a good chance you are aware of his work. He is the palaeoanthropologist behind the recent discoveries of not one but two new species of human ancestor. The finds were so remarkable that, by some accounts, they are rewriting the story of human evolution, and Berger, his team and his methods are at the centre of it. Read more on newscientist.com…