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Art by Stefan Fichtel. Sources: Lee Berger and Peter Schmid, WITS; John Hawks, University of Wisconsin-Madison

National Geographic announced a groundbreaking finding that may rewrite anthropology texts and change our understanding of prehuman history.

The discovery was made in a cave 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, where two young cavers stumbled upon some peculiar “human relative” remains. They brought their findings to paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger, who picked up the phone and called us. Because of the generous support from our donors, National Geographic was able to act immediately to fund Lee’s expedition.

This latest jaw-dropping discovery underscores the difference you can make as a supporter of National Geographic. By donating today, you will help fund and empower the world’s most innovative scientists, explorers, and storytellers to solve the world’s mysteries and challenges.