A year and a half after fossils belonging to the Homo naledi species were discovered, scientists and researchers can now reveal that it is highly likely that the species lived alongside Homo sapiens (early humans). Speaking at the Cradle of Humankind on Monday ahead of the official announcement, Wits paleoanthropologist[…]
Science and religion can learn a lot from one another, rather than trying to prove the other wrong. This as some religious followers and groups weighed in on the recent discovery of Homo naledi. Rudolph Pretorius, a businessman and lay preacher, told News24 that he personally believed there was no[…]
“No one will dig old monkey bones to back up a theory that I was once a baboon,” former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted on Saturday. This led to a heated debate on Homo naledi, a new human ancestor discovered in the Cradle of Humankind. When a follower countered[…]
Government wants to encourage more visitors to the Cradle of Humankind and its Maropeng Visitor Centre. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Friday they were investing R22m as a result, with the hope of making the World Heritage Site more attractive to visitors. Speaking during an interview on broadcaster 702,[…]
The discovery of a new species of a human ancestor was announced at the Cradle of Humankind on Thursday. Here are some interesting facts about Homo naledi: 1. H. naledi was named after the Rising Star cave – “naledi” means “star” in Sesotho. The bones were found in a chamber[…]
An extraordinary new non-human species that buried its dead and lived in South Africa about two and a half million years ago was introduced to the world on Thursday. “A new species within our very genus. A new species that we have called Homo naledi – naledi meaning star,” said[…]
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