Lamplighter Hosts Explorer Lee Berger

Lee Berger speaks to Lamplighter students about discovery of a new human species Sept. 30.
Lee Berger speaks to Lamplighter students about discovery of a new human species Sept. 30.

The Lamplighter School was the first in the world to host Lee Berger, the scientist who discovered a new species of human ancestors earlier this month, and his team in their auditorium Sept. 30.

Berger discovered Homo Naledi, an early human relative at least 2.5 million years old, in a cave 30 miles outside of Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Dr. Berger reminded our students that there is still more work to do,” Dr. Joan Hill, Lamplighter Head of School, said. “Everything has not been found nor fully understood.”

Berger presented Lamplighter with the first Homo Naledi skull cast discovered, where it will remain on display.

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