New type of human is found – level 2

17-09-2015 15:00

Scientists discovered a new human-like species in South Africa. They found more than 1,500 fossils from about 15 people. These people are called “Homo Naledi”.

The bones, which are at least 20,000 years old, can tell us a lot about the species. Homo Naledi was something between the modern human and an ape. These people’s brains were very small – as big as a gorilla’s brain. However, they had feet and ankles fit for walking upright.

Scientists found the bodies in a cave. The scientists think that their family buried the bodies there.

Difficult words: species (a type of animal or human or plant), fossil (when something turns so old it turns into a rock), ape (an animal which is like a big monkey; for example, the gorilla and the chimpanzee).

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