New Hominid Species Discovered?

It’s been all over the news today that a team of researchers claims to have discovered what appears to be a new species of hominid in South Africa. Parts of a number of skeletons were found in what is assumed to have been a burial chamber inside a cave. They haven’t done any dating of the bones yet, but the article states that they could be several million years old. This would mean that the fossils are from a very primitive type of human-like creatures. Once more work is done, we’ll see how old the skeletons really are (and also hopefully get some DNA for genetic studies), but right now, it looks possible that this could be a groundbreaking find.

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