• Question: how many fosils have you found in the last year

    Asked by thor to Lindsay on 15 May 2015.
    • Photo: K. Lindsay Hunter

      K. Lindsay Hunter answered on 15 May 2015:

      This past year, unfortunately, I haven’t been out fossil-hunting, but in 2013, I was a member of the Rising Star Expedition that found over a thousand fossils of a new kind of human ancestor (one that we hadn’t known about before) within just a few weeks! Since then, that number has grown, and Rising Star Cave has become the most abundant early human fossil site in all of southern Africa!