'Earliest human skull' found in rock
â€” Mail Online
By Eddie Wrenn
For two million years the rock lay undisturbed, containing a hidden secret and perhaps one of the most important archeological finds ever.
For another few years, the rock lay undisturbed in a laboratory, until a technician noticed a tooth sticking out of the back.
Opening it up, the South African scientists discovered what they call the most complete skeleton yet of an ancient relative of man, hidden in the rock which was first excavated from an archaeological site three years ago.
University of Witwatersrand palaeontologist Lee Berger said the remains of the juvenile hominid skeleton, of the 'Australopithecus sediba' species, constitute the 'most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered.'Scroll down for video
Lost a tooth - but found for science: The remains of a juvenile hominid skeleton, of the new Australopithecus (southern ape) sediba species, are the 'most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered'