JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A university says the public will be able to watch archeologists recovering about 2-million-year-old early human remains from a rock in South African in real time.
Johannesburg-based University of Witwatersrand said paleontologist Lee Berger will announce plans for an interactive laboratory in South Africa with cameras streaming video footage online on Friday during a visit to China. It says the public will also be able to post questions to scientists online.
The announcement will be made in Shanghai because a local museum will be the first of three virtual outposts where visitors will be able to manipulate cameras in the South African lab which is scheduled to be completed in November.
The fossil material to be recovered was found at a site near Johannesburg which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site for the early human remains found there.
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