Endless Forms Seminar Series
18 Oct 2022
"Reimagining human origins: the Homo naledi paradox"
The Rising Star cave system presents an unparalleled skeletal record of a nonhuman hominin species in exactly the time and place most archaeologists thought that modern humans evolved. This paradox raises many questions about the nature of this species and our own, and our possible interactions. We have come together to examine our understanding of the human niche and to share some of the insights from our more recent work in this cave system that may lead to greater understanding of the place of Homo naledi within our greater understanding of hominin, and human, evolution.
The recording of the seminar can be found on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcLjDfD2r3g