Young Homo naledi surprises 9 May 2017 - Wits University 250 000 year old species from Rising Star Cave raises more questions about our origins. The Rising Star Cave system in South Africa has revealed yet more important discoveries, only a year and a half after it was announced that the richest fossil hominin site in Africa had been discovered, and that it contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it. The age of the original Homo naledi remains from the Dinaledi Chamber has been revealed to be startlingly young in age. Homo naledi, which was first announced in September 2015, was alive sometime between 335 and 236 thousand years ago. This places this population of primitive small-brained hominins at a time and place that it is likely they lived alongside Homo sapiens. This is the first time that it has been demonstrated that another species of hominin survived alongside the first humans in Africa. Continues... ::Moderator Edit:: Link to the quoted article: https://www.wits.ac.za/homonaledi/whats-new/news/young-homo-naledi-surprises.html Please refer to Mod Note for further explanation.