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Homo naledi

LC control no.sh2016002847
LC classificationGN284.5
Topical headingHomo naledi
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See alsoFossil hominids--South Africa
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Homo erectus
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Found inWork cat.: 2016039509: Berger, L.R. Almost human : the astonishing tale of homo naledi and the discovery that changed our human story, 2017.
CNN www homepage, viewed December 16, 2016: article dated September 10, 2015 (Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa; discovered in Rising Star cave in the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site outside Johannesburg)
The guardian (London) www homepage, viewed December 16, 2016: in article "Scientist who found new human species accused of playing fast and loose with the truth", dated October 24, 2015 (It remains one of the most dramatic human fossil finds of recent years. In 2013, in a tiny, cramped chamber in the Rising Star cave near Johannesburg, researchers led by palaeontologist Lee Berger uncovered several thousand bones of ancient humans. The team now concludes that these are the remains of a previously unknown species, Homo naledi...However, the discovery has since become mired in controversy. Some scientists claim the bones belong to an already known species of human, Homo erectus. Others have criticised Berger for claiming that the remains come from a deliberate burial, while several have complained that he has not been able to date his finds)
National geographic online, viewed Dec. 27, 2016, in article "This face changes the human story: but how?", dated Sept. 10, 2015 (While primitive in some respects, the face, skull, and teeth show enough modern features to justify H. naledi's placement in the genus Homo)
Google search, December 16, 2016 (Homo naledi; "530,000 results")