May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

Vans Men's Atwood Deluxe Low-Top Sneakers, Suede Black (Beige/Marshmallow), 5.5 UK,New Balance Women's W530 Trainers, Black (Black/Diva Pink), 6 UK 39 EU,Spiuk Profit Road C Shoe, Unisex Adult, Unisex adult, Profit Road C, Black, 47,Womens - Puma Carson Mesh Sneakers In Sand Cream 5.5 (UK) 3,4,4.5,5.5,6,Casadei Loafers - Women Casadei Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11371916QK,PLDM by Palladium Women's Segundo Print W Low-Top Sneakers, Grey (C58 Lt Grey/Flower), 7 UK,Tommy Hilfiger Men's M2285oon 3a2 Low-Top Sneakers, Brown (Cognac), 8 UK 8 UK,ARA Women's ROM-Sport-St Warm-Lined Short-Shaft Boots and Bootees Brown Size: 4.5,Gabor Ella Womens Suede Court Shoes Colour: Black Suede, Size: 7.5,Cinzia Araia Sneakers - Men Cinzia Araia Sneakers online on Canada - 11573455VF,Cristian G Loafers - Women Cristian G Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11258590VC,Vans Authentic, Unisex Adults' Low-Top Trainers, Blue (Nautical Blue), 6.5 UK,El Naturalista Women''s N916 Pleasant Wood/Angkor Cowboy Boots, Brown Nnd, 4 UK,Etnies Men''s Scout Trainers, Blue/Black, 13 UK 48 EU,Steptronics Men''s Bugatti Oxfords, (Black), 42 EU 42 EU,Adidas Originals Sneakers - Men Adidas Originals Sneakers online on Canada - 11483031GO,Man's/Woman's:Calvin Klein Salsha :Excellent QualityHÖGL Women's Emma Ballet Flats, Multicolour (Rose), 6 UK 39 EU,Gabor Women's Comfort Basic Derbys, Dark-red 28, 4.5 UK 4.5 UK,I love candies Women's 13.572 Suede-N Ela Chelsea Boots, Brown (Caribou 1076), 6 UK,Josef Seibel Women's Sandra 56 Slouch Boots, Black (Schwarz 100), 8 UK,Perfect / Comfortable Paul Smith Colston Sneakers Men White Online Shoes Outlet,Man's/Woman's:ECCO Dress Moc:hot tide shoes,NIKE Men''s Free RN 2017 Training Shoes, (Black/White/Dark Grey/Anthracite), 5.5/6 UK 39 EU,Birkenstock Shoes Iona Damen, Women's Mary Jane Flats, Brown (Dark Brown), 7 UK (40 EU),Roxy Women''s Rainier Boots, Brown, 9 UK,Gabor Women's Comfort Sport Closed Toe Ballet Flats, Beige Taupe 93, 4.5 UK 4.5 UKVJ iRock Shoes, transparent, 43Momo Design Sneakers - Men Momo Design Sneakers online on Canada - 11535243DK,Santoni Loafers - Women Santoni Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11387791HB,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…