Sep 10, 2015 – Homo Naledi Pictures: South African Anthropologists Discovers New Human Species Near Johannesburg
South African anthropologists have announced a “groundbreaking fossil discovery of international importance” at the so-called Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg.
They disclosed that the species, which has been named Naledi, meaning “star” in the local Sesotho language, is classified in the Homo sapiens category to which modern humans belong.
They said the creatures had a small brain, pelvis and shoulders, the shape of the skull, teeth, legs and feet separated them from earlier apes.
It is believed the species lived in and around the caves about three million years ago and were approximately 1.5 metres tall and weighed about 45 kilograms.