In 2008, Peter Schmid and his team made a discovery that would have a profound impact on the way we explain the emergence of mankind. The bones and fragments of this new species they had discovered, showed both human and australopith, or pre-human, characteristics. After publishing many articles in “Science” about the discoveries, overthrowing decade-old theories with his new evidence, and creating a stir within the anthropological community, Mr. Schmid wants to tackle the following question for us: Is Australopithecus sediba the missing link?
Peter Schmid is a senior lecturer at the Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 1983, and has been doing research in the field of anthropology ever since. He is also the curator of the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Zurich.
Website: Museum of Anthropology