Saturday, September 12, 2015
This National Geographic article describes how Homo naledi was found, why it is significant, and how its bone structure reflects both primitive and modern traits.
The picture of mankind's evolution, while still murky, continues to grow more complete. This is the second major find in the past twelve years, after the discovery of Homo floriensis on the Indonesian island of Flores.
Personally, I find this stuff fascinating, not least because it tells us who we are, where we came from, and how we differ from each other.