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Homo sapiens not alone, may have evolved with ‘stolen technology’

A trove of early human fossils has turned on its head the story of our evolution with researchers now believing Homo sapiens was not alone on the plains of Africa – and may even have ‘borrowed’ some technology from our close biological ancestors.
The discovery of multiple Homo naledi remains in Johannesburg in 2015 has proved to be one of the most significant in recent memory when it comes to determining where we as a species came from.

“No one thought that a small-brained, primitive hominin could extend down through time this long and that period is exactly the moment when we thought modern humans were arising here in Africa,” said Lee Berger, project leader for Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, as cited by Reuters

 

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