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Ancient human relative found

Scientists reported on Thursday that a newly discovered ancient species (Homo naledi) related to humans also appeared to bury its dead, a trait previously believed to be uniquely human.

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Graphic showing location of where an ancient human relative (Homo naledi) was found in South Africa with a timeline chart showing when this new species is estimated to have lived. Reuters Graphic.

Scientists reported on Thursday that a newly discovered ancient species (Homo naledi) related to humans also appeared to bury its dead, a trait previously believed to be uniquely human.

Graphic showing location of where an ancient human relative was found in South Africa with a timeline chart showing when this new species is estimated to have lived.

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