A reconstruction of the head of Homo naledi by paleoartist John Gurche, who spent some 700 hours recreating the head from bone scans.  The discovery was announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African National Research Foundation and published in the journal eLife.  Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Meet the mysterious species that buried their dead long before humans | CNN

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — Discoveries in the Cradle of Humankind limestone caves in South Africa are changing the way scientists understand human evolution. The cave system, about half an hour’s drive northwest of […]