We’re making history and we want you to be a part of it.
We’re proud to be a part of the Sediba Child campaign, which is proudly sponsored by Standard Bank in partnership with the Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and WITS.
Do you believe in evolution? If you ever had your doubts, Professor Lee Berger’s discovery of two of the most complete skeletons ever found from our human ancestors will make a believer out of you.
So what’s so special about this find?
Firstly, these fossils are from a new species called Australpithecus Sediba, which means Southern Ape. It is said that this species walked the African planes about 2 million years ago. What they were capable of is still a mystery but this find promises to help answer a lot of questions about where we’ve come from and who we are. This fossilised duo was found in a cave near the Cradle of Humankind just outside of Johannesburg and they’re in impeccable condition.
Secondly, these fossils are considered to be the most complete and well preserved remains of an adult woman and boy. The boy is said to be between the ages of 9 and 12. These fossils definitely knew each other in life, imagine if it was a mother and son – let your imagination run wild! State your claim in history and be a part of this awesome discovery.
It’s competition time
This boy needs a name. Name the boy and you could win R75 000 towards your education and R25 000 for your school. You could also win the naming rights of this fossil. The winner will receive a replica copy of the remains for their school. Share your name here, with a motivation and win.