May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

Nike Women's Free Run Running Shoes, Grey (White/Pure Platinum/Black), 3 UK,Norton Unisex Camargue Boots, Brown, Size 35,Women's Pumps PU(Polyurethane) Spring & Fall Heels Chunky Heel Pointed Toe Black / Beige / PinkPrada Loafers - Women Prada Loafers online on Australia - 11233072CORieker Women L0555 Clogs Black Size: 3.5 UK,Merrell Men Moab Fst Gtx Low Rise Hiking Boots, Green (Olive Black), 10.5 UK (45 EU),Think! Think Chilli, Women's Low-Top Sneakers, Black (schwarz 00), 40.5 EUART 0999 Memphis I Breathe, Women's Heels Sandals, Brown, 7 UK (41 EU),Shop Vince Camuto Womens Eliaz Leather Peep Toe Casual Strappy Sandals - - 17674741,Man's/Woman's:Calvin Klein Magnum : Promotions,Dockers by Gerli Men's 34sa801-201206 Low-Top Sneakers, Grey (Grau/Blau), 12 UKKickers Men Kick Hi-Core Ankle Boots, Brown (Tan/LT Cream), 9 UK (43 EU),Casanova Mens Trainers Black Size: 10 UK,Inuovo Women's 7904 Plateau, Silver (Pewter), 37Buy / Sell Ted Baker Tyroen 2 Men Grey Text Online Shoes Outlet,Man's/Woman's:Diadora Maracana 18 W: Quality,Globe Encore-2, Men's Low-Top Sneakers, Beige (Tan/Brown), 10.5 UK (45 EU),Bikkembergs Mens Low Trainers Green Size: 9.5 UKGeox Women''s D New Virna F Chelsea Boots, Brown (Mud), 4 UK,Kappa Men''s Farum Ankle Boots, (Black/Anthra 1113), 9 UK,Grey PAUL GREEN Sandals 6066,Man's/Woman's:Giesswein Ammern Classic: Complete specification area,Laura Vita Women''s Coralie 06 Chelsea Boots, Rot (Rouge), 5 UK 5 UK,Camper Women's Helena Bajo Boots, (Black), 7 UK 40 EU,Karrimor Isla Ladies weathertite Black C/Pink UK 5,Skechers Men''s ON-The-GO Glide Trainers, Blue (Navy/Gray), 7.5 UK 42 EU,Gabor Felicity Women's Mule Wedge Sandals Colour: Peanut, Size: 5,Women's Shoes Synthetic Spring & Summer Comfort Sneakers Walking Shoes Flat Heel Round Toe Yellow / Green / Pink,Divine Follie Loafers - Women Divine Follie Loafers online on Australia - 11375371IC,Diadora Unisex Adults' V7000 NYL Ii Sneaker Low Neck, Blue (Azzurro Astro/blu Estate), 10 UK,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…