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Important Fossil Discovery at the Cradle of Humankind

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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:31 AM
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Hi all, just thought it would be interesting to keep up to tabs on the latest from the Cradle of Humankind, they are about to make an announcement on the discovery of a new fossil at the cradle of human kind.



Important Fossil Discovery at the Cradle of Humankind

Hi all, just thought it would be interesting to keep up to tabs on the latest from the Cradle of Humankind, they are about to make an announcement on the discovery of a new fossil at the cradle of human kind.

Cradle of Humankind

There have been three important discoveries at the location as well.

1. Mrs Ples

2. Little Foot

3. The Taung Child



The most important fossil discovery made to date at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site in Maropeng will be revealed on Thursday.

The University of Witswatersrand will be unveiling the largest assemblage of hominin fossils on the African continent.
Among those expected to be present for the big reveal will be Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and acting Gauteng Premier Lebo Maile.

According to the team of international and local scientists who have been working on the project, this discovery is going to force the world to re-think what it means to be human.


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As usual, I do not expect anything really extraordinary, will be interesting nonetheless. Will try to keep you up to date, but there is a live thread available here externally.

Live Thread

Well, after the press conference this is the first news source I could find.

News on the Discovery - Homo naledi: New human ancestor buried its dead

Regards

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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:16 AM
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Its in South Africa, so going with past experience, I would have to say they found something and made some weird, wrong and totally illogical conclusions. I really don't think it will be as big as they would like us to believe. But, nevertheless, I would like to see what they found. I am still hoping to go there sone day.
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:20 AM
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Hehe, Yes like I said, it wont be something that would change the lives of us normal folk.

I suppose it is all about creating hype, and it tricked me, I am already planning a trip (trying to convince my girlfriend) to go there next Sunday to see what they found


Quotes from the press conference so far:

"It will make a momentous impact... Globally, says Habib."

"Chief science and exploration officer at National Geographic Terry Garcia speaking now.

He says: Two years ago I received a phone call, it was from Lee Berger. He told me I have made a significant find and I want you to support it. It is moments like today that make it all worth it."

"Reporter Alex Eliseev tweets - Prof John Hawks from the US: This is the most exciting thing I have ever seen in my career."

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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:32 AM
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I think that there has been no news in a fee years, so they 'invented' some news.

Any idea if the sell fossils of any kind? I'm hoping to add to my collection again.
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:32 AM
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Appears as if they found a new species of homonid.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: kykweer

A new species, or an old one assembled wrongly lol



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:35 AM
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originally posted by: IndependentOpinion
a reply to: kykweer

I think that there has been no news in a fee years, so they 'invented' some news.

Any idea if the sell fossils of any kind? I'm hoping to add to my collection again.


Well there is of course competition to stay relevant.

"We expect that it will catch the imagination and stimulate the interest of people around the globe"



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:37 AM
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originally posted by: IndependentOpinion
a reply to: kykweer

A new species, or an old one assembled wrongly lol
haha, lets see what time period, it appears it is a specie that burried their dead.

Gosh why is Cyril Ramaphosa making this announcement, surely there is someone more qualified?



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:39 AM
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Who knows, maybe he has some slice of that pie also....



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:41 AM
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originally posted by: IndependentOpinion
a reply to: kykweer

Who knows, maybe he has some slice of that pie also....


Well he used to be in an industry that would attempt to hide such discoveries as much as they can.

Looks like they have an actual scientist talking now about the discovery, a mass grave perhaps?
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:44 AM
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I hope it is a new one to add to our marvelous family tree
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:47 AM
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...homo naledi

Apparantly they found 15 skeletons of various ages.
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:48 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
I hope it is a new one to add to our marvelous family tree
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From the live feed
10:45 - I am pleased to introduce you to a new species of human ancestor. We have called it the homo naledi - LB



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:52 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
I hope it is a new one to add to our marvelous family tree
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Still swinging from that same tree!

Can't wait for a bit more information.

It will be interesting to see if it is possible to access the burial area without artificial lighting and ropes, which may shed light on exactly how technologically capable these hominids were.


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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:53 AM
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A look at the video in the OP tells me that it's just more of the same old Jedi mind tricks...

The comment about 'forcing the world to re-think what it means to be human...' along with the artwork makes the agenda so obvious it's almost comical.

Another huge red flag: just like countless other finds, the discoveries always focus on the artist's renderings, instead of the actual discovery itself.

The whole thing smells just like another Piltdown event.




posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:59 AM
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"The hands are more humanlike than Australopithecus. Their hips are like those of the famous Lucy skeleton. "

Lucy

"It was clear the legs and feet were used for long distance walking, says researcher"



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:07 AM
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Well, after Piltdown, I am sure any such claimed discoveries will be put increasingly under the microscope, either way, the truth will come out.

Unless, what you decide the truth is, is already decided beforehand, then it is best to stay clear of new discoveries.
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:24 AM
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What I find suspicious, is why would they announce this fossil discovery if they have not even dated them yet? Wouldn't that make it more impressive?

"Due to the fact that the fossils were found in isolation, it has also been difficult to determine the actual age of the fossils, because no accompanying plant or animal fossils could be measured for dating."

"The team of scientists is still working towards measuring an accurate date after three different methods of dating failed."


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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:31 AM
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www.bbc.co.uk...

Lots more info here.

This bit is very interesting.

The Homo naledi people appear to have carried individuals deep into the cave system and deposited them in the chamber - possibly over generations.
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:42 AM
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I wonder if they all went into the cave to hide from something and all died because of asphyxia?



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