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A mysterious human species may have been the first to bury their dead

By chapter 7, we finally encountered modern Homo sapiens sapiens, and remarked that the redundancy in the name came from the fact that there were other Homo sapiens species besides our modern human variety. But researchers have discovered another new species of Homo, Homo naledi in Southern Africa, that may have done something we have previously thought only humans did: bury their dead. The research raises new and interesting questions that challenge assumptions such as relative brain size = smarter species. Here's the National Geographic article:,by%20at%20least%20100%2C000%20years. The research as not been peer reviewed yet, as the authors intend to make the review process an open and transparent one.

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