Thursday, March 17, 2016

A New Skull Discovery!

Homo naledi fragments of skull and jaw

Mysterious new dwarf human species probed after scientists find 3 million year old skull in cave
Scientists have discovered a skull belonging to a previously unknown species of human from three million years ago.
The research team made up of paleoanthropologists stumbled across the remains in an underground cave and have now put together a skeleton which stands at 4ft 9 tall and is described as "a really, really strange creature."
Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and his co-horts stumbled across 15 individuals skeletons which they believe make up a tribe of the bizarre human species - and now they've found the missing link.
And while they resemble homo sapiens - like modern day humans - the species could more more than 2.8 million years old. 
Homo naledi's skull is smaller than latter day humans and even those of their era

The "small brained" humans identified through the size of the discovered skulls - are believed to have possibly lived alongside humans with larger brains.
Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

The skeleton of Homo Naledi, a newly discovered human ancestor displayed during the unveiling of the discovery in Maropeng

Fragments of teeth were found in the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

The incredible discovery has also baffled scientists who found the remains in an underground cave adding fuel to the rumour they lived there or actually buried their dead - unlike neanderthals - the closest relation to today's humans who are not believed to have done so.