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Homo Naledi

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Homo Naledi

Postby D J Thornton » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:59 am

In Photos: New Human Relative Shakes Up Our Family Tree
http://www.livescience.com/52130-new-hu ... hotos.html

An international team of scientists has discovered the remains of what they say belong to a completely new species of human. The bones were found in a cave in South Africa and may change our view on the dawn of humanity. Here's a look at photos of the discovery, some of which are from the October issue of National Geographic magazine. [Read the full story on the human species discovery]

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Re: Homo Naledi Dawn of Humanity

Postby D J Thornton » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:41 am

PBS aired special tonight, I viewed it, and waited thru 1st hour to get to point. Here is a review and futher info

http://archaeology.about.com/od/stoneag ... Review.htm
Page 2 had this info may need to visit site to access links

The Dawn of Humanity premiers on PBS on September 16, 2015, but it can also be seen right this instant, livestreamed on the PBS website.

Also, see the Rising Star Expedition and This Face Changes the Human Story. But How? at National Geographic.

6 Tiny Cavers, 15 Odd Skeletons, and 1 Amazing New Species of Ancient Human, Ed Yong in The Atlantic, 10 Sep 2015.

Berger LR, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene LK, Kivell TL, Garvin HM, Williams SA, DeSilva JM et al. 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 2015:4e09560. (open source)

Dirks PH, Berger LR, Roberts EM, Kramers JD, Hawks J, Randolph-Quinney PS, Elliott M, Musiba CM, Churchill SE, de Ruiter DJ et al. 2015. Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4:e09561. (open source)

Stringer C. 2015. The many mysteries of Homo naledi. eLife 4::e10627 (open source)

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