The species had a small brain, flat midface, and curved fingers — like a chimpanzee — but also teeth, thumbs, wrists, and feet that look very much like our own.
But, judging by their age, these were not some halfway point in evolutionary history between apes and modern humans.
Mountains have been built and eroded, continents and oceans have moved great distances, and the Earth has fluctuated from being extremely cold and almost completely covered with ice to being very warm and ice-free.
, and the results were nothing short of astounding.
Dating showed that the fossils were in fact much more recent than previously estimated.
It's a primeval landscape, the land that time forgot.
Dr Paul Willis There's an old Buddhist saying that everything changes, and that even goes for the timeless scrub of North Western New South Wales.