Top 10 Hominid Discoveries 2011

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/12/top-10-hominid-discoveries-of-2011/

After learning about all of the early hominids I decided to take a look at some of the most important hominid discoveries.  Just this past year, a new hominid species called Australopitchecus sediba, was discovered.  The species lived around 1.97 million years ago and possesses traits similar to australopithecus and genus homo.  It is possible they could be a direct ancestor of modern humans.