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Jennifer Webb, with help from her advisor, Rachel Caspari, has been comparing 3D replicas of the famous Homo naledi fossils discovered in 2013 to the casts of early Homo sapiens fossils found in the 1960s and 1980s.Both sets of fossils were found in South Africa: Homo naledi in the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star Cave, and Homo sapiens at Klasies River Mouth. Jennifer’s goal: to determine the age of the Homo naledi fossils by comparing their physical attributes to this set of Homo sapiens fossils.Around 75,000 years ago, during cave remodelling, the stratigraphic sediments were moved out into external middens.In 2015, the South African government submitted a proposal to add the caves to the list of World Heritage Sites.

, site of paleoanthropological excavations carried out since the late 1960s within a complex of South African coastal caves.Analysis of 14 proximal ulnar dimensions compared to morphological properties of African archaic humans, and Levantine Mousterian, archaic European humans, west Asian and, European Upper Paleolithic, African Epipaleolithic and recent modern human also of recent African descent suggest an archaic total morphological pattern for the KRM specimens.more closely than any other known living organisms, but at the time it was a daring act to classify human beings within the same framework used for the rest of nature.Klasies River Mouth Homo sapiens have been dated to about 120,000 years ago.The caves at this location revealed periods of human occupation through sparse human fossils, shell middens and indications of ‘hearth activity’.

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