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

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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 new 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...

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