May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

Ash Women's Splash Slide Sandals - Ariel - UK 5 - Gold,Jack Wolfskin Men's Vojo Hike Texapore Walking Shoes - Burly Yellow - UK 9 - Grey/Yellow,Sanders Boots - Men Sanders Boots online on Australia - 11358254XJNicole Bonnet Paris Loafers - Women Nicole Bonnet Paris Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11474371AA,Asics Gel Lyte III (Birch),Farah Footwear Drape Hi Suede Chukka Boots Colour: DARK BROWN, Size: 7,NIKE Męskie Buty Do Skateboardingu Nike SB Zoom Bruin Premium SE,Tommy Hilfiger Classic Boatshoe MIDNIGHT SUEDE,Black,Natural,Psf Terrain 985Nmp Black/Grey Hiker Safety Boots Size - 7Umit Benan Sneakers - Men Umit Benan Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11454859GHViola Ricci Loafers - Women Viola Ricci Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11486319HG,Adidas Powerband Boa Boost Wd, Men Golf Shoes, White / Black / Silver, 11 UK,Northwave Flash Cycling Shoes - White/Black - EU 48/UK 13/US 14 - White/Black,NIKE Buty Piłkarskie Na Sztuczną Nawierzchnię Dla Małych/dużych Dzieci Nike Jr. TiempoX Rio IV 10RNike Jordan Formula 23 Low COOL GREY WHITE,Grey,Black,Fausto Puglisi Sneakers - Men Fausto Puglisi Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11495437TD,Pretty Ballerinas Loafers - Women Pretty Ballerinas Loafers online on Australia - 11441248EB,Geox Loafers - Women Geox Loafers online on Australia - 11498689QN,Gabor Dunmow Womens Boots Colour: Black Nubuck, Size: 3.5,NIKE Buty Męskie Nike ACG Air RevaderchiNEW ROCK leather boots women's - ITALI NOMADA NEO SPORT - NEW ROCK - M.SP9814-S1Converse Black Hi Vi Leather Trainers,Salvatore Ferragamo Men's Croc-Textured Leather Loafer,Kallistè Loafers - Women Kallistè Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11460378JG,Man/Woman:Women's SoftWalk Fairhill Bootie:Modern Techniques,Wiggle Online Cycle Shop Gaerne Carbon Kona Shoes Cycling ShoesKickers Youths Low Core Shoes (Black) Size: 3, Colour: BLACK,Emporio Armani Women's Venus Trainers - Silver/Black - UK 2 - Silver,Ted Baker Men's Lannse Low Top Trainers - Grey Textile - UK 7 - Grey,Marc Jacobs Sneakers - Men Marc Jacobs Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11577966PCProbing 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…