Video: Inside Homo naledi’s cave
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Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of human relative in a remote cave chamber in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of our genus, the new species, Homo naledi, appears to have intentionally deposited bodies of its dead in a remote cave chamber, a behaviour previously thought limited to humans.
H. naledi was named after the Rising Star cave, where the initial discovery was made in 2013. See inside the cave.