May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Essential, Men's Sneakers, Black (Black/Black-Dark Grey-White), 5.5 UK (38.5 EU)Rieker 39932, Men's Ankle Boots, Black (Schwarz/Schwarz/00), 9.5 UK (44 EU),Palomitas By Paloma Barceló Espadrilles - Women Palomitas By Paloma Barceló Espadrilles online on Canada - 11103976QB,Carritz Flip Flops - Women Carritz Flip Flops online on Australia - 11480414NF,Vans Men''s Era Trainers, (T/H) Dress Blues/Khaki, 8.5 UK 42.5 EU,Rieker Men's F1353 Ankle Boots, Black (Schwarz/Fumo/00), 8 UK,Les Tropéziennes par M. Belarbi Women C07501 Thong Sandals Brown Size: 4 UK,Gabor Tomcat, Women Wedge Heels Sandals, Black (Black Elastic), 8 UK (42 EU),Cuplé Court - Women Cuplé Courts online on United Kingdom - 11543297KF,Guess Espadrilles - Women Guess Espadrilles online on United Kingdom - 11546173GS,Man's/Woman's:Modeka Schuhe Lane, braun: Special Offers at the End of the YearAdidas Men's ZX 700 Low-Top Sneakers, Black (Core Black/Matte Silver/Utility Black), 11 UK,Viking Unisex Adults' Ice Fighter Hunting Boots, Black, 7.5 UK,Reebok Women's ROS Workout TR 2.0 Fitness Shoes, Pink (Fire Coral/Skull Grey/Asteroid Dust/Pure Silver), 6.5 UK 40 EU,Josef Seibel Men's Bradfjord 38 Derbys, Black (Schwarz 100), 8 UK,Charlotte Olympia Court - Women Charlotte Olympia Courts online on United Kingdom - 11022044HI,Elisa Mey® Flip Flops - Women Elisa Mey® Flip Flops online on United Kingdom - 11327782WX,Puma Men's Ignite Dual Netfit Multisport Outdoor Shoes (Blue Depths-Quarry 02), 10 UK 10 UK,Rieker Women''s L5223 Hi-Top Sneakers, Red (Schwarz/Vino/Terra/05), 8 UK 8 UK,NIKE Men''s Magista Onda II Dynamic Fit (AG-Pro) Football Boots, (Laser Orange/Black Volt-White), 11 UK 46 EU,Les Tropéziennes par M. Belarbi Les Tropeziennes Par M. Belarbi Womens Isatis Fashion Sandals,3.5 UK / 36 EU,Silver,Jolie By Edward Spiers Court - Women Jolie By Edward Spiers Courts online on United Kingdom - 11526585VP,!M?Erfect Espadrilles - Women !M?Erfect Espadrilles online on Canada - 11371394VU,Versace Flip Flops - Women Versace Flip Flops online on United Kingdom - 11564590XC,Jack Wolfskin Vojo Hike Texapore Men, Men's Low Rise Hiking Shoes, Grey (burly Yellow 3800), 7.5 UK / 39.5 EURieker Women's 96058 Knee Boots, Red (Wine/Pomerol/Bordeaux/35), 8 UK,Tamaris 24304, Women's Loafers, Blue (Navy Brush), 6 UK (39 EU),Adidas Men's Campus Trainers, Blue (Dark Blue/Footwear White/Chalk White), 9.5 UK (44 EU)Valleverde Court - Women Valleverde Courts online on United Kingdom - 11559012CE,Just Cavalli Espadrilles - Women Just Cavalli Espadrilles online on United Kingdom - 11098695JX,Probing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, a subterranean maze that last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber with more remains of a newfound human relative, Homo naledi.

“Neo” skull of Homo naledi from the Lesedi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. The skull has been painstakingly reconstructed, providing a much more complete portrait of the early hominin. Photo: John Hawks CC-BY

The discovery, announced today (May 9, 2017) with the publication of a series of papers in the journal eLife, helps round out the picture of a creature that scientists now know shared the landscape with modern humans — and probably other hominin species — between 226,000 and 335,000 years ago. The discovery of the new fossils representing the remains of at least three juvenile and adult specimens includes a “wonderfully complete skull,” says University of Wisconsin–Madison anthropologist John Hawks.

The new chamber is also exceedingly difficult to access, requiring those excavating the fossils to crawl, climb and squeeze their way in pitch dark to the fossil cache.

Homo naledi was very different from archaic humans that lived around the same time. Left: Kabwe skull from Zambia, an archaic human. Right: “Neo” skull of Homo naledi. Photo: John Hawks CC-BY

Sept. 10, 2015: Fossil Trove Adds a New Limb to Human Family Tree

Share via Facebook
Share via Twitter
Share via Linked In
Share via Email

You may also like…