Google Earth Helps Discover Our Hominid Ancestor in South Africa

According to the Official Google Blog, Google Earth played a role in the discovery of a new hominid fossil in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa. “The discovery is one of the most significant palaeoanthropological discoveries in recent times, revealing at least two partial hominid skeletons in remarkable condition, dating to between 1.78 and 1.95 million years," Michael Jones, Chief Technology Advocate at Google, says in a post.

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