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The evolutionary relationships and age of Homo naledi

August 12, 2016
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Photo: Davorka Radovcic, Darrly deRuiter and Mana Dembo working at Wits lab.  Photo credit: John Hawks.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248416300100

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.

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