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Scientists find bones of new human relative buried in a cave (Video)

By USAToday, Newsy & CNN, Sept. 11, 2015 – The discovery of Homo naledi is one of the most extensive finds ever recorded. The species displayed behaviors thought to be unique to modern humans. Video below provided by Newsy Newslook.

Additional information from CNN: Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) – When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger’s house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.

Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, had unearthed some major finds before. But he knew he had something big on his hands.

What he didn’t know at the time is that it would shake up our understanding of the progress of human evolution and even pose new questions about our identity.

Two years after they were tipped off by cavers plumbing the depths of the limestone tunnels in the Rising Star Cave outside Johannesburg, Berger and his team have discovered what they say is a new addition to our family tree.  View the actual discovery video HERE