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Evidence of Homo naledi's age suggests we need to rethink our understanding of human history and evolution.
New evidence suggests that Homo naledi didn't deliberately deposit their dead in a hidden chamber.
The big question being asked is: where does Homo naledi fit in the evolutionary tree? Assessing the similarity or dissimilarity between fossil skulls has provided a possible clue to the answer.
The discovery of Homo naledi has been a social media sensation, recording an extraordinary number of views – more than 170,000 – for a scientific paper.
Despite claims about its age, puzzling combinations of features from Homo naledi gives it an uncanny resemblance to human beings.