Homo naledi offspring found at the Cradle of Humankind – researcher insights

The first partial skull of a child, Homo naledi, has been found in the Rising Star caves in South Africa by a team of international scientists from 14 institutions, including the University of the Witwatersrand. It follows the discovery of a previously unidentified hominin species named Homo naledi by the team in 2013, which shook up our understanding of the early human origins. Leading the team is Professor Lee Berger, the man touted globally as having discovered this entirely new species of hominid in the Cradle of Humankind, one of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites. Prof. Berger told BizNews how this ancient site is the gift that keeps on giving to paleoanthropologists and the benefits these discoveries have for South Africa.