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Homo Naledi

Although the cave was discovered a couple of years back by female cavers slim enough to fit in the tunnel where at least 15 skeletons were interred... women far braver than I'll ever be... I only read about this tonight in The Tmes. And already it's on the Wiki.
12th September 2015ce

Comments (4)

I heard about this a couple of days ago. Another piece of the jigsaw? Fascinating stuff alright! Posted by CARL
12th September 2015ce
Ritualistic behaviour is hard to define, I guess. However I was trying to think of possible reasons for the remains of these individuals being where they are... and none made any practical sense - versus the effort it must have taken - unless doing so simply made the group feel better in terms of who they were, the manner in which they related to each other and where they lived. It surely must have been a great effort to take corpses down there, so maybe the cave was somewhere 'special' individuals went to die. A bit like the Native American old walking off from the camp. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
12th September 2015ce
Perhaps they felt the need to put the bodies somewhere 'well away', somewhere where their 'spirits' wouldn't 'trouble' the living? Who knows? Very interesting all the same. Posted by CARL
13th September 2015ce
Nothing much larger than a small foot appears to have been dropped down the chute. Looks like the dead were posted down in bits. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
17th September 2015ce
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