Updated 19 Jun, 2013, 9:20 pm IST
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Hominid ancestor discovery aided by Google Earth
Google Earth played a role in the discovery of a new hominid fossil at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa. The discovery is one of the most significant palaeoanthropological discoveries in recent times, revealing at least two partial hominid skeletons in remarkable condition, dating to between 1.78 and 1.95 million years.