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10/09/2015 Scientists announce discovery of a new hominin

The species is now called Homo naledi. Its first bones were found in the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa. The word "naledi" means "star" in the Sotho-Tswana languages. Homo naledi lived around 250 000 years ago, roughly the same time as first anatomically modern humans. Its brain volume was about 45 percent of modern human.

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