About Prof. Berger

Prof. Berger is the Reader in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding of Science at the
Institute for Human Evolution, School of GeoSciences, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg South Africa.  He holds an adjunct Professorial position in the Department of
Anthropology at the University of Arkansas.  He has conducted numerous expeditions as an
Explorer for National Geographic and was winner of the Society's first Research and Exploration
Prize in 1997. He is best known for his discovery of
Australopithecus sediba.

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