Unusual dig after cavers find fossils

2013-11-07 00:00

A FIND by two cavers under the Cradle of Humankind has set in motion the most advanced and unusual fossil dig yet.

The two cavers, Steven Tucker (27), an auditor in Pretoria, and Rick Hunter (25), a research assistant in Johannesburg, had no interest in bones when they explored a very narrow tunnel 30 metres underground in the Rising Star cave system near the Cradle of Humankind. However, fellow caver Pedro Boshoff had passed on a request from Berger that all cavers should be on the look out for any fossils under the Cradle. When Tucker and Hunter happened upon a pile of bones, including a strange jawbone, on September 13, they alerted Boshoff to the find.

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