Astonishing remains of ‘almost human’ Homo naledi discovered in a cave system near Johannesburg are on display for a month from today

At first glance, it may seem there is not much there. The Cradle of Humankind, a remote spot 30 miles north-west of Johannesburg, has only plains, trees, a few animals and a visitor centre. But over 200,000 years ago, a species of hominin similar to homo sapiens called this place home. It’s one of the world’s most important sites for paleoanthropologists, and from Thursday 25 May it is also the place for visitors to see fossilised remains only recently brought to light at an exhibition called Almost Human, as well as a permanent display on human evolution.

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Source: The Guardian

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