May 9, 2017 By Terry Devitt

Vans Men's Vans Shoes - Vans Ua Era 59 Vintage Indi Shoes - Vintage Indigo/Rococco Red,Himalayan 5204 Gravity Hybrid Men'S Black Combat Safety Boots Size - 10,Corvari Sneakers - Men Corvari Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11581658SN,Brunello Cucinelli Loafers - Women Brunello Cucinelli Loafers online on Canada - 11488285WE,Altus Men's 61501KA08037 Hiking Boots - Red, Size 37,Giro Carbide RII MTB Cycling Shoes - Dark Shadow/Blue - EU 41/UK 7 - Grey,Ballerina pumps Hoppy Waldläufer blueNike White & Gold Air Max Thea TrainersPantofola D'oro Sneakers - Men Pantofola D'oro Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11569779GD,Henderson Loafers - Women Henderson Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11454398OS,Man's/Woman's:Anne Klein Ossana : NegotiatingGabor Orla Womens Modern Ankle Boots Colour: Black, Size: 6.5NIKE Damskie Buty Do Biegania Nike Epic React Flyknit ID38873 Wolverine 1000 Miles Original Tan Boot W05848,Hyperflex II Golf Shoes 2018 - Blue/White,Dolce & Gabbana Loafers - Men Dolce & Gabbana Loafers online on Australia - 11551997FJ,Cinzia Soft By Mauri Moda Loafers - Women Cinzia Soft By Mauri Moda Loafers online on Canada - 11467569BS,Man/Woman:VOLATILE Bronx : New Style,Columbia Caldorado Ii Outdry Extreme,NIKE Buty Dla Dużych Dzieci Nike Huarache,Hunter Women's Original Starcloud Short Wellies - Comet Orange - UK 5 - Brown,Diadora Women's Game Wide Trainers - Black - UK 7 - Black,Avirex Espadrilles - Men Avirex Espadrilles online on Australia - 11549976ER,Giuseppe Zanotti Loafers - Women Giuseppe Zanotti Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11481268EV,Boreal Mazama W's Sport Shoes - Women, Women, Mazama W's, multicoloured, 6,Grenson Sid Hi Shine Brogue Colour: BURGUNDY, Size: 11NIKE Buty Męskie Air Jordan First Class,Jordan Air Jordan 13 Gs BLACK ALTITUDE GREEN,Black,Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers - Men Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers online on Canada - 11544540SG,Bottega Veneta Loafers - Women Bottega Veneta Loafers online on Australia - 11414796HU,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…