- Scientists say they have discovered a new species of human relative in South Africa
- "Homo naledi" appears to have buried its dead -- a behavior previously though limited to humans
- The discovery could transform our understanding of human evolution
Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN)When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.
Almost human but not quite
o Berger put out a call on social media for skinny scientists and cavers who could fit through the tiny chute and bring up the bones.