May 11, 2017

Skull of the Homo naledi nicknamed Neo (Image courtesy John Hawks/University of Wisconsin-Madison/Wits University)

Three articles published in the journal “eLife” describe as many aspects of the research about Homo nalidi, the hominids discovered in the cave system called Rising Star in South Africa. The announcement of their discovery in September 2015 was accompanied by many questions. New fossils were discovered while the original individuals were dated between 236,000 and 335,000 years, relatively young considering their various primitive features.