VIDEO and Article :Fossils Found And Humanity's mystery new cousin is surprisingly young

Archaeologists in South Africa have discovered the remains of at least three Hominin naledi (skull of one is pictured). The age of the remains has been revealed to be startlingly young, suggesting the species was alive sometime between 335,000 and 236,000 years ago

Researchers from James Cook University in Queensland have been analysing fossils of the hominid Homo naledi, found deep in the Dinaledi Cave in South Africa’s Rising Star cave system in 2013.

And in a separate study, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered new remains belonging to three Homo naledi, including one they have named ‘Neo’, in a separate cave chamber.

Using state-of-the-art dating techniques, the researchers have found that Homo naledi lived in Africa between 236,000 and 335,000 years old.

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