Fossil tooth sparks a deep interest in archaelogy

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Khethi Nkosi holds the tooth of a Homo erectus specimen that has been named after him. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Khethi Nkosi holds the tooth of a Homo erectus specimen that has been named after him. Picture: Tebogo Letsie

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A few years ago, Khethi Nkosi would not have paid attention to anything about archaeology. But then he discovered a molar tooth that turned out to be a clue that led to a 2 million-year-old fossil that was later named after him.

When Nkosi took ownership of a farm in Gauteng, he didn’t think much about the property that is situated on a hominid fossil-bearing site in Drimolen, north-west of Johannesburg and close to the Sterkfontein Caves.

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