Video: How do we identify new species from fossils

The Madison “Blue Sky Science” series of Q and A got me to answer a reader’s question: “How do we identify new species from fossils?”

That question could lead to a very long answer! This is a nice 2-minute version that makes reference to our recent work identifying Homo naledi. It’s a short feature in the Monday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal as well.

Blue Sky Science: How do we identify new species from fossils? from Morgridge Institute on Vimeo.