Besides introducing a new member of the prehuman family, the discovery suggests Lee R. Berger, leader of a research team, in the Rising Star Cave near position of H. naledi in the genus Homo and the human family tree. At the news conference in South Africa on Thursday announcing the findings.
Homo naledi is an extinct species of hominin, which anthropologists first described in 2015 and have assigned to the genus Homo. In fossil skeletons were found in South Africa's Gauteng province, in the Rising Star Cave system, Homo naledi was formally described in September 2015 by a 47- member....
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Homo naledi: The cave and its chambers
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Can you bear to watch? Then one night, Pedro Boshoff, a caver and geologist Berger had hired to look for fossils, knocked on his door. Read: The planet hunter searching for another Earth "We asked ourselves: 'Who has the best and most up-to-date databases? Within that murky million-year gap, a bipedal animal was transformed into a nascent human being, a creature not just adapted to its environment but able to apply its mind to master it. A remote chamber has yielded hundreds of fossil bones—so far. Analysis of a foot showed Homo naledi's feet share many features with a modern human foot, indicating it is well-adapted for standing and walking on two feet. Tim White , a paleoanthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley, goes further.