Confusing Cavemen

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In Slate today, I take a look at the newly unveiled fossils of a strange new hominin, Australopithecus sediba. I try to separate the hype from the significance of this long-legged, long-armed, tiny-brained beast. My conclusion: let’s not turn this into another Darwinius affair!Darwinius affair!

[Photo by Brett Eloff courtesy of Lee Berger and University of Witwatersrand]