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Welcome to the World of Paleoanthropology, where we explore the origins and evolution of our human ancestors. In this video, we will introduce you to one of the most fascinating and mysterious discoveries in recent years: the skull and skeleton of Neo, a member of the Homo naledi species.
Homo naledi is a new species of ancient human relative that was first announced in 2013. It has a mix of primitive and modern features, such as a small brain like an early human, but hands and feet like a modern human. It also has a pelvis and shoulders like those of an ape-like Australopithecus.
Neo is the most complete skeleton of Homo naledi ever found. It was discovered in 2017 in a remote chamber of the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, along with two other individuals. Neo was an adult male who stood about 1.4 meters tall and weighed about 40 kilograms. He lived between 236,000 and 335,000 years ago, which means he may have overlapped with our own species, Homo sapiens, in Africa.
In this video, we will show you how Neo’s skull and skeleton reveal new insights into the anatomy, behavior, and culture of Homo naledi. We will also explore some of the mysteries and controversies surrounding this species, such as how they got into the cave, why they buried their dead, and what their relationship was with other ancient humans.
Join us as we journey into the past and meet Neo, one of our long-lost cousins in the human family tree. If you enjoy this video, please like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more paleoanthropology content.