Becca Peixotto

Wrapping Up Round Two

By Becca Peixotto Every day at Rising Star is a busy one, but in our free time we’ve been lucky to make some local friends who follow the expedition and this blog.  Thanks for helping us feel welcome in ...

Young Visitor Helps Recover First Top Jaw From the Site

  By Becca Peixotto Today, our fourth day underground, we had a special guest in the command center. Young Stefan from a school here in South Africa got to be a paleoanthropologist for a day and by watching the video monitors ...

What’s New at This Week’s Excavation

By Becca Peixotto At the beginning of the week, Marina Elliott, Lee Berger, Peter Schmidt, and I sat in Lee’s office at Wits University studying photos from last November of the area of high density of fossils we call ...