Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Homo Naledi: another member of the human family

Archaic human bones found deep in a cave in South Africa show the full range of human physical features and are dated between 335,000 and 236,000 years ago.

The bones found in the Dinaledi Chamber represent the largest collection of human bones found in Africa. The bones are of 15 individuals, including infants, children and adults. (For more, read about the Rising Star Expedition.)

The Naledi hand and modern human hand are virtually identical, as can bee seen below.

The cave appears to be a site of ritual burial.

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