SABC News - Homo Naledi


The findings were shared at the Cradle of Humankind, in Krugersdorp.
New fossil found in the Rising Star cave

Tuesday 9 May 2017 20:18

Fossils found in the Rising Star cave suggest that Homo Naledi existed alongside early humans barely 300 000 years ago.


Homo Naledi’s discovery is Africa's largest collection of hominin fossils, 15 individuals pieced together from over 1 500 fragments.
Cradle of Humankind to unveil largest display of human fossils

Saturday 25 February 2017 06:31

The Cradle of Humankind outside Johannesburg will unveil possibly the largest display of human fossils anywhere in the world on March 18.


A replica of a Homo naledi skull.
How tiny black spots shed light on part of the Homo Naledi mystery

Thursday 28 July 2016 10:10

Many questions have been thrown up by the discovery in South Africa of a previously unidentified human relative, Homo Naledi.


Recently a team of researchers surveyed and scanned the entire cave system with high resolution scanners and took 3D models.
Scientists to determine how Homo Naledi ended up in Dinaledi Chamber

Friday 15 July 2016 12:06

Scientists are trying to determine how the fossils of Homo Naledi ended up in the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star Cave.


Homo Naledi revealed at the Cradle of Humankind on Gauteng's West Rand in September.
Researchers use alternative technique to date Homo Naledi

Thursday 17 December 2015 12:24

Researchers are using another technique in an effort to date Homo Naledi.


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Science Wrap: 22 October, 2015

Thursday 22 October 2015 13:48

Catch the latest international and local science news, be it astronomy, archaeology, palaeontology, health, physics, space exploration in the Science Wrap.


Homo Naledi’s new home is the University of the Witwatersrand.
Thousands gather to bid farewell to Homo Naledi

Sunday 18 October 2015 19:46

Maropeng was a hive of activity on Sunday as thousands of people made their way to catch a last glimpse of Homo Naledi.


The science wrap is a weekly rap up of the week’s science news.
Science Wrap October 10, 2015

Thursday 8 October 2015 19:45

The science wrap is a wrap up of the week’s science wrap.


Science wrap September 25, 2015

Friday 25 September 2015 21:37

Science wrap for September 25, 2015


Homo Naledi’s discovery is Africa's largest collection of hominin fossils, 15 individuals pieced together from over 1 500 fragments.
Critics question Homo Naledi find

Thursday 17 September 2015 08:40

A dramatic fossil find has given South Africa reason to celebrate amid economic gloom, but some experts question its scientific significance. By contrast, the political significance is not in doubt.


Homo Naledi was disclosed to the world last week as a close relative of homo sapiens.
Homo Naledi keeps debates going

Monday 14 September 2015 20:34

Last week's announcement of Homo Naledi, a related human species, is still drawing vociferous debate. And that debate centres on evolution and creation.


'Homo Naledi's discovery significant in ironing out human evolution'

Thursday 10 September 2015 20:54

The discovery of the largest human fossil ensemble, Homo Naledi, could assist in ironing out details that paint different pictures of how human evolution may have happened.


Science Wrap, 10 September 2015

Thursday 10 September 2015 19:27

A new species with human-like features called Homo Naledi has been revealed as a historic discovery made in South Africa.


Homo Naledi: Does brain size really matter?

Thursday 10 September 2015 17:32

Paleoanthropologist, Lee Berger, says the discovery of species Homo Naledi beckons us to question the link between brain size intelligence.


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