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Homo Naledi. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Scientists Against Myths.

Homo Naledi: A Mysterious Extinct Human Species (Video)


Homo naledi, the mysterious extinct human species, has captivated the world since its discovery in 2013. The recent animated film on YouTube by and "Sergey Krivoplyasov's 3d-project" brings this enigmatic creature to life. The film takes viewers on a journey through the discovery of the fossils and the subsequent analysis that revealed Homo naledi's unique characteristics. The film provides a glimpse into the lives of these ancient humans and raises thought-provoking questions about their behavior and evolution.

The discovery of Homo naledi has sparked new interest in the study of human evolution. The species' peculiar blend of primitive and advanced features challenges our understanding of human ancestry. Were they capable of complex thought? How did they interact with other species of the time, such as the proto-humans, Homo rhodesiensis? The animated film provides a visual representation of these questions and invites viewers to ponder the mysteries of human evolution. With new discoveries of Homo naledi's fossils in the Rising Star cave system, we can only imagine what other secrets this species will reveal about our shared past.

Top image: Homo Naledi. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Scientists Against Myths.

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Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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