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Quote  it's so sad and sickening

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And now we have Homo Naledi.

Believed to predate Neanderthals and Denisovans.

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Homo naledi is an extinct species of hominin, which anthropologists first described in 2015 and have assigned to the genus Homo.[2] In 2013, fossil skeletons were found in the Gauteng province of South Africa, in the Rising Star Cavesystem, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg.[2][3]Prior to dating, initial judgement based on archaic features of its anatomy favoured an age of roughly two million years old.[3] In 2017, however, the fossils were dated to between 335,000 and 236,000 years ago, long after much larger-brained and more modern-looking hominins had appeared.[1][4] The research team therefore thinks that H. naledi is not a direct ancestor of modern humans, although it is probably an offshoot within the genus Homo.[5]
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National Geographic reports thousands of remains humans and others in the Rising Star Cave system.
And now the question of who created all those tools is actually debatable. Scientists call the adult male skeleton Naledi, "Neo."  Smile


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Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

National Geographic reports thousands of remains humans and others in the Rising Star Cave system.
And now the question of who created all those tools is actually debatable. Scientists call the adult male skeleton Naledi, "Neo."  Smile



Yes, wondered about that, especially as Naledi predates the others I mentioned, or seems to.

Bit by bit the puzzle is being filled in, but I expect even more revelations in the not too distant future.
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