The evolutionary relationships and age of Homo naledi
Photo: Davorka Radovcic, Darrly deRuiter and Mana Dembo working at Wits lab. Photo credit: John Hawks.
A recent study by SFU researchers Mana Dembo, Mark Collard (Department of Archaeology) and Arne Mooers has determined the date for H. naledi to be a million years later than previously estimated. It also concluded that these fossils represent one of our closest relatives suggesting multiple hominin species lived in Africa during the same time.