Mysterious New Species of Human Discovered in Africa –“Homo naledi Raises Questions About How Humans Evolved” (WATCH Today’s “Galaxy” Stream)

When fossil hunters unveiled the remains of a mysterious and archaic new species of human in 2015 between 335,000 and 236,000 years old, making them far younger than many scientists had anticipated.

The age of the bones, and their discovery in the Rising Star cave system on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site near Johannesburg, has led Lee Berger, the lead scientist at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg to speculate that some ancient stone tools found in the region might have wrongly been attributed to Homo sapiens when they might actually be the work of Homo naledi, he said.



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