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Homo naledi was a virtual contemporary???

PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:41 pm
by hardaker
Did This Mysterious Ape-Human Once Live Alongside Our Ancestors?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017 ... n-science/

A couple years ago, NG did a flick on Dr. Berger's remarkable cave find. I guess i just figured they were a Million+ years old, maybe 2M. But now they fall around 250,000 years. Strangelier and strangelier. I don't think we have a family tree anymore, not even a family bush. I propose a third metaphore: a family orgy.

Given the brain size of a gorilla, it made me wonder about the Hobbits, with their 400 cc braincase, which is 200cc smaller than H. Habilis: Friday 21 April 2017
"Real-life 'hobbits' could be one of the earliest forms of human, say scientists"
'Homo floresiensis occupied a very primitive position on the human evolutionary tree'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 94691.html

Re: Homo naledi was a virtual contemporary???

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:35 am
by circumspice
But wait... There's MORE!!! :lol:

Another article:

https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeol ... -in-africa

Re: Homo naledi was a virtual contemporary???

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:40 am
by circumspice
Also, Berger is calling the behavior exhibited by H. naledi 'caching' rather than burial.

I guess he got a lot of flak for characterizing such behavior as a burial/mortuary practice.

Re: Homo naledi was a virtual contemporary???

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:43 pm
by kbs2244
Doesn't caching assume a return for the item.
Maybe they had a belief in some kind of resurrection?

Re: Homo naledi was a virtual contemporary???

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:09 pm
by Tiompan
kbs2244 wrote:Doesn't caching assume a return for the item.
Maybe they had a belief in some kind of resurrection?


Or like other species that cache , return for a nibble .