In southern Africa found the remains of 15 partially preserved skeletons related to the modern human species that lived on our planet about 3 million years ago.
In an article published in the journal Elife, it is emphasized that this discovery radically changes representation about ancient mammals and is one of the most important in recent times.
Professor Lee Berger, who led the expedition, in an interview with bi-Bi-si has declared, that anything similar has never seen and even imagined that such discovery is possible at all. He also said that, in his opinion, these creatures were one of the first in the chain leading to modern man.
“Finding the first bones, we hoped to detect at least the remains of one being, and as a result found a few skeletons. By the end of three weeks the expedition emerged that found the largest burial place of the remains of relatives of human rights in the history of Africa,” says the Professor.
Who is he – Homo naledi?
15 skeletons, the bones of which are perfectly preserved, were found in an underground cave.
Representatives of the new species was named Homo naledi. Scientists have attributed them to the genus Homo, which includes modern man, and believe that these creatures had the ability to some sort of ritual behavior. Continue reading