Experts are calling it one of the most spectacular discoveries of 2015: researchers in South Africa have found the fossil of an ancient primate with many similarities to humans. It may be around 2 million years old.
The public was extremely excited about the discovery of a new species of ancient human. The presentation of his bones became a major media event. But an anthropologist told DW a bit of scepticism is called for.
Scientists in South Africa have announced the discovery of a new species of human called "Homo naledi." The find, which includes bones from 15 bodies, has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in evolutionary research.
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