May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

George J. Love Loafers - Women George J. Love Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11405249MU,Emanuélle Vee Loafers - Women Emanuélle Vee Loafers online on Australia - 11494337EI,Gabor Bathurst Womens Court Shoes Colour: Black Suede, Size: 7,NIKE Buty Damskie Nike M2K Tekno,IRON FIST high heels women's - Night Stalker - IRON FIST - IFW005096-Black,Hunter Black Refined Gloss Quilt Tall Boots,Wally Walker Boots - Men Wally Walker Boots online on United Kingdom - 11434263JWAndrè Loafers - Women Andrè Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11459551EE,Man/Woman:Women's Ryka Enhance 2: Different Styles And Styles,The-north-face Hedgehog Hike Ii GoretexNIKE Buty Damskie Nike Air Max Plus PremiumAsh Women's Dazed Leather Low Top Trainers - White/Powder - UK 7 - White,Scotts of Stow Brompton Shoe BLACK/37 (UK4),Elena Iachi Sneakers - Men Elena Iachi Sneakers online on Canada - 11570522KP,La Corte Della Pelle By Franco Ballin Loafers - Women La Corte Della Pelle By Franco Ballin Loafers online on Canada - 11479230LM,Billabong Balance Sherpa, Men's Zip Up Hoody, Men's, Balance Sherpa, black, STed Baker Zip Back Stacked Heel Boots Colour: BLACK, Size: 7,NIKE Korki Piłkarskie Na Różne Nawierzchnie Dla Małych/dużych Dzieci Nike Jr. Mercurial Vapor XII Club MG,Nike Lab Air Max 1 WHITE BLACK OMBRE LAB,White,Men's Comfort Shoes Nappa Leather Summer Sandals Black / Brown / Khaki,Hogan Loafers - Women Hogan Loafers online on Canada - 11422186QI,Vivien Lee Loafers - Women Vivien Lee Loafers online on Australia - 11495332MDGabor Delaware Womens Modern Ankle Boots Colour: Wine, Size: 6,Ballerina pumps in 100% leather Gabor blueKILLSTAR wedge boots women's - Malice - KILLSTAR - K-FTW-F-2195,Lacoste Dark Brown Clavel 17 TrainersPhilipp Plein Sandals - Men Philipp Plein Sandals online on Australia - 11433172VWModa Di Fausto Loafers - Women Moda Di Fausto Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11460907XSMan/Woman:Women's Pleaser Illusion 1018CH:Customer FirstWiggle Online Cycle Shop Hoka One One Gaviota Shoes Running Shoes,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…