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At what site was Homo Naledi found?

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Asked by: Chris Imran

the Rising Star Cave systemDinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa during an expedition led by Lee Berger beginning October 2013. In November 2013 and March 2014, over 1550 specimens from at least 15 Homo naledi individuals were recovered from this site.

When did Homo naledi first appear?

between 236,000 and 335,000 years old

The surprisingly young age of Homo naledi
The age published in 2017 took scientists by surprise: they were between 236,000 and 335,000 years old.

What was discovered at the South African rising star cave?

Fossil hominins from the Rising Star cave system outside Johannesburg, South Africa, were found to belong to a previously unidentified hominin species, which was then named Homo naledi.

Who excavated Homo naledi?

That changed in September 2013, when two South African cavers, Rick Hunter and Steve Tucker, entered a remote, unmapped chamber and found the first-known fossil bones of what is now called Homo naledi strewn across its floor.

What fossils were found in the Rising Star Cave?

About 300 bone fragments were collected from the surface of the Dinaledi Chamber, and about 1,250 fossil specimens were recovered from the chamber’s main excavation pit, Unit 3. The fossils include skulls, jaws, ribs, teeth, bones of an almost complete foot, of a hand, and of an inner ear.

What did Lee Berger discover?

Lee Berger, in full Lee Rogers Berger, (born December 22, 1965, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, U.S.), American-born South African paleoanthropologist known for the discovery of the fossil skeletons of Australopithecus sediba, a primitive hominin species that some paleontologists believe is the most plausible link between the …

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