In other words, the fossils Berger
discovered cannot be our direct ancestors. Instead, they may be
very informative cousins. If Berger’s right, then the evolution of
Homo happened in a surprisingly piecemeal way. Our legs got long,
for example, well before our arms got short.
As I predicted a few days ago, this is no missing link in even
the most banal sense of that phrase, but it’s a stunning find.