Dr. Juliet Brophy gave a talk at Darwin Day at Tulane University entitled, “Homo naledi: A new species in the human lineage from South Africa.
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Meet Homo naledi: the newest member of the human family. A talk given at Ole Miss by Dr. Juliet Brophy
Acting on a tip from spelunkers two years ago, scientists in South Africa discovered what the cavers had only dimly glimpsed through a crack in a limestone wall deep in the Rising Star cave: lots and lots of old bones.
The remains covered the earthen floor beyond the narrow opening. This was, the scientists concluded, a large, dark chamber for the dead of a previously unidentified species of the early human lineage — Homo naledi.