A slew of papers analyzing the brain, hands, feet, and pelvis of Australopithecus sediba were just published in the journal Science. I have not had a chance to read them yet – nor will I for a few days as I’m in a wedding Saturday [not mine 😦 ] and the partying starts in a few hours. So I’m afraid I won’t be able to report on and interpret these on the blog for a while. Please stay tuned!
CT reconstruction, from Science (follow link above).
The exact same thing happened to me 2 years ago when the Ardipithecus ramidus skeleton was (finally) published. I remember waiting in the Detroit airport to board a flight to St. Louis to begin my platonic soul-mate’s bachelor party, and I get a flurry of emails on my phone announcing the skeleton in the 15 year old closet.
So media beware – whenever I’m in a wedding, badass new fossil studies will be published.