Scientists have discovered a skull belonging to a previously unknown species of human from three million years ago. The research team made up of paleoanthropologists stumbled across the remains in an underground cave and have now put together a skeleton which stands at 4ft 9 tall and is described as “a really, really strange creature.”

Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and his co-horts stumbled across 15 individuals skeletons which they believe make up a tribe of the bizarre human species – and now they’ve found the missing link. And while they resemble homo sapiens – like modern day humans – the species could more more than 2.8 million years old. READ MORE