Do we know all our ancestors ?

by Ionut on September 10, 2015 - 10:02pm

Two years ago, cavers discovered a chamber with many bones that are at least 1 million years old. They could probably lead us to new specie of the Homo.

After an expedition in South Africa, a team of scientists discovered more than 1550 fossils from individuals that lived 1.78 million to 1.95 million years ago. Lee R.Berger and his team of 60 scientists announced that this was the discovery of new hominim specie. They want to name it the Homo Naledi, “Naledi” means “star” in the local Lesotho language where the bones were discovered.  

I think that this is a tremendous discovery because before we were sure that there wasn’t another Homo in our lineage of evolution. In fact, I’m sure we have a lot more to discover about our past because there’s a lot of territory where we never did investigations before and these places could lead us to new discoveries that will give us more knowledge about our ancestors and the past.

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/science/south-africa-fossils-new-speci...

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