May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

Superga Unisex Adults' 2750 Cotu Classic Low-Top Sneaker, Blue (C43), 5 UK,Gabor Alvin Womens Casual Shoes Colour: Kiesel Suede, Size: 5.5Women's Comfort Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Spring & Fall Sneakers Flat Heel Black / Beige / Almond,Rodo Loafers - Women Rodo Loafers online on Australia - 11295435AGMerrell Men's Burnt Rock Tura Denim Low Trainers, Black/Dusty Ol, 10 (44.5 EU),Skechers Men's 65504 Moccasins, Brown (Chocolate), 9 UK 43 EU,Clarks Men''s Tunsil Mid Classic Boots, Brown, 8 UK 8 UK,Gabor Belfast Womens Court Shoes Colour: Marine Patent Hi Tec, Size: 3,Sartoria Italiana Boots - Men Sartoria Italiana Boots online on United Kingdom - 11571853RW,Fiorifrancesi Loafers - Women Fiorifrancesi Loafers online on Canada - 11216567JR,Ecco Women's Soft 1 Low-Top Sneakers, Black, 5 UK (Manufacturer Size: 38),Carvela Women's Moss Loafers, (Grey), 4Aldo Women''s Emely Boots, (Medium Brown), 8 UK 41 EU,Clarks Women''s Chorus Bombay Closed-Toe Pumps, Purple (Aubergine Lea), 4.5 UK 4.5 UK,New Balance 300 Tier 2 Leather - Sneakers - Men New Balance Sneakers online on Canada - 11467050MX,Man's/Woman's:CC Corso Como Jackey:easy to use,Gabor Fashion, Women's Mules Mules, Grey (grau 69), 4 UK (37 EU),Hi-Tec Varsity Low Waterproof, Men Low Rise Hiking Shoes, Grey (Charcoal/Graphite/Burnt Orange 051), 13 UK (47 EU),ECCO Women's Skyler Boots, Brown (Bordeaux 1070), 7.5 UK 7.5 UK,Gant Men's Ricardo Brogues, Brown (Cognac G45), 9 UK 9 UK,Cantarelli Loafers - Men Cantarelli Loafers online on Australia - 11507873DR,Man's/Woman's:Dromedaris Women's Kalista Oxford:Atmospheric SimplicityNew Balance Men's MRL996AG-996 Low-Top Sneakers, (Grey 254), 6 UK 39 1/2 EU,Jack Wolfskin Men's Vancouver Texapore Low M Rise Hiking Boots, (Night Blue 1010), 11 UK 11 UK,Gabor Shoes Comfort, Women's Low-Top Sneakers, Brown (walnut/altmessing 43), 5.5 UK (38.5 EU),BATA Men's 8544178 Mocassins Brown Size: 9,Women's Shoes Nappa Leather Spring Comfort Clogs & Mules Chunky Heel Beige / Marron,Man's/Woman's:Havaianas Brasil Flip Flops:Your Choice,Josef Seibel SMU-Logan 22, Men's Clogs, Blue (jeans 540), 11 UK (46 EU),ECCO Men's Luca Slip On Trainers, Black 51707, 10 UK 10 UKProbing 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…