Into the Underworld

Meet four fascinating “underground” scientists, including Lee Berger, who was recently named one of Time magazine’s most influential people for his recent discovery of a new species of human ancestor. Hear about their latest finds and some of the mysteries that remain unsolved.

This panel was part of National Geographic's 2016 Explorers Week, an annual event at which some of the world’s most innovative explorers and scientists come together at National Geographic headquarters. Learn more about Explorers Week at