CAVE OF BONES, a true story of discovery, adventure, and human origins

: Berger (L.) & Hawks (J.)

R 390.00
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235pp., b/w & colour illus., map. paperback, Washington, 2023


Lee Berger on the exploration of the Rising Star cave system in South Africa and the discovery of Homo naledi, a proto-human likely to have coexisted with Homo sapiens some 250,000 years ago. Berger was the lead researcher on the site.

Paleoarchaeologist Lee Berger spearheaded the discovery of two new species of ancient human relatives: Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi. A current National Geographic Explorer at Large, Berger won the first National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Prize in 1997. In 2016, he was named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Berger is the Phillip Tobias Chair in Palaeoanthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand and lives in Johannesburg.

Paleoarchaeologist John Hawks has been working with Lee Berger on his expeditions for more than a decade. The Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, he lives in Madison.