May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

S.Oliver Women''s 26115 Boots, Green (Khaki Comb), 6 UK 6 UK,Rieker Women''s Y0733 Ankle Boots, Blue (Navy 14), 6.5 UK 6.5 UK,Mens - Converse Breakpoint Sneakers In Blue 155583C Blue 10 (UK) 7,7.5,8.5,9,10,11,12,Man's/Woman's:Clarks Charton Vibe : QuotationJenny Women''s Portland-St Chelsea Boots, (Schwarz), 6 UK 6 UK,Peperosa Women's 340 Espadrilles Beige Size: 7 UK,Giesswein Women''s Vaterstetten Low-Top Slippers, Blue (Ocean), 8 UK,New Balance 624V4, Men's Running Shoes, White (White/Navy 115), 9 UK,Alejandro Ingelmo Sneakers - Men Alejandro Ingelmo Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11312495EU,Man's/Woman's:ED Ellen DeGeneres Langston:Great value,Pleaser Pink Label Women's Jenna-09 Open-Toe Sandals, Beige (Cream Pat), 9 42 EU,ECCO Women''s Saunter Boots, Black, 7.5 UK,NIKE Women's WMNS Court Royale Trainers, (Black/Metallic Silver 003), 6 UK 40 EUBrooks Men''s Cascadia 12 Trail Running Shoes, Multicolor (Blue/Black/Nightlife 1d419), 8.5 UKConverse - White canvas 'Dainty' trainers,Man's/Woman's:J. Renee Aleesa : FeaturesWilson Unisex Adults' Recon Tennis Shoes, Black (BLACK/SULPHUR SPRING/WHITE), 5.5 UK,ECCO Ulterra, Women's Multisport Outdoor Shoes, Black (BLACK/MORILLO59227), 7 UK,Shoe the Bear Women's Zoe L Boots, 110 Black, 5.5 UK 5.5 UKHelly Hansen Men''s Ahiga V3 Hydropower Boating Shoes, Blue, 10.5 UK 45 EU,Gabor Tomcat modern sporty sandal Colour: Black, Size: 6.5 / 40,Clearance / Wholesale Carlton London Men Navy Perforated Leather Slip-On Sneakers Online Shoes Outlet,Sax Loafers - Women Sax Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11344836HR,Fersengold Women's Berlin Closed Toe Heels, Black (Schwarz Schwarz), 6 UKPink by Paradox of London Paradox London Pink Women''s Appointed Closed-Toe Heels, Gold (Champagne), 6 UK 39 EU,Tamaris Women's 25542 Boots, Black, 36 EU,Nike SB Portmore II Solar Skateboard Shoes, Black (Black/dark grey-white), 8.5 UK (43 EU),Women's Ballet Shoes Synthetic Flat Polka Dot Flat Heel Customizable Dance Shoes Gold / Silver / IndoorGrenson Clara - Loafers - Women Grenson Loafers online on Australia - 11252698DI,Crocs Men's Wellie Rain Boot Men Rain Boots, Black (Black), 6 UK (7 US),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…