The tissue, thought to come from the species Australopithecus sedib, could be the oldest example of skin ever found and could reveal important details about early human life.
Experts believe they have also found the remains of early humans' last meals in the skeletons' teeth.
The finds follow excavation of the cave site following the discovery of the remains of a 4' 2" male skeleton in 2008.
But, apart from skin, how is modern man different from prehistoric man?
There is no time more shrouded in mystery than prehistory. Because it all happened before the invention of writing, our ancestors weren’t able to leave many clues about how they lived during those undated times. The difference in language and before the invention of punctuation to make sense of writing, out ancient ancestors wouldn't be able to solve this question:
Write the following on your answer sheet and, by inserting two full-stops and a question mark, make the meaning clear.
That that is is that that is not is not is that not so
Many species on our planet live in social groups, from the great apes to fish and insects. The fact that humans do too is not of note.
Because of the millennial gap between us and our prehistoric ancestors, it is only safe to assume that there would be an insurmountable language barrier between us. After all, many of us believe that early humans only spoke in grunts. The idea that they didn’t have a well-structured language portrayed in films and TV commercials. One thing many of us are sure of—if our ancestors spoke to us today, we wouldn’t understand a single thing they said.
And now comes the answer to the simple question for the English-speaking modern man:
That that is is. That that is not is not. Is that not so?
How did you do?