Welcome Homo naledi, a new and intriguing member of our genus

11 Sep

Our genus just got a lot more interesting…

F1.largeThis is Homo naledi, a fascinating composite of hominin traits. Unfortunately, there is no date associated with the find, which would do a lot to explain how these specimens fit into the evolution of early Homo.

Naledi, which means “star” in the local language has received plenty of popular press coverage, summarizing the results. If you’d like to read the primary literature, it is published online and freely available: Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa.

Enjoy!

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