Scientists Find Bones Of New Human Relative Buried In A Cave
The discovery of Homo naledi is one of the most extensive finds ever recorded. The species displayed behaviors thought to be unique to modern humans.By Evan Thomas | September 10, 2015
Scientists have categorized a new species of human relative called Homo naledi, in one of the most extensive discoveries of its kind.
They found at least 15 individuals buried in a cave in the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa.
Homo naledi's skull is unique but bears some similarities to other human precursors. Its hands and feet display "humanlike" adaptations, but it has shoulders and hips closer to those of the Australopithecus species.