Ugly bugs had a ball when early hominins croaked at the Cradle

Ideas

Ugly bugs had a ball when early hominins croaked at the Cradle

Bugs enter the big stage of human evolution as scientists uncover miniature ecosystems in fossil remains

Senior science reporter



Insects are finally getting their day in the sun when it comes to fossils in the Cradle of Humankind.

A study on the remains of Australopithecus sediba, a hominin species from about 1.98 million years ago, has revealed the major role played by termites and other insects in the fossilisation of the bones...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.