Tagged: Rising Star Cave

An artist's forensic depiction of 'homo naledi', man's newest ancestor. (Mark Theissen/National Geographic) 1

New Potential Species in Human Lineage Discovered

New Potential Species in Human Lineage Discovered A group of scientists have unearthed a potential candidate for ‘new species of human’—one that could shake the very foundation of our understanding of our evolution and even our identity among mammalians. The newest (or is it oldest?) potential members of our humanoid family tree are being termed “Homo naledi.” The team, comprised mostly of intrepid, cave-navigating women, discovered and classified the fossils under the guidance of Lee Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The University was located relatively close to where the remains were located in the Rising Star Cave...