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Old May 10th, 2017, 03:06 AM   #11
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Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree - The Washington Post
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How doe this fit into the biblical story of how we got here?
Hobbit Man is old news who's bones were found on the Indonesian Island of Flores. Anthropologists tried their best to debunk Hobbit Man but were unsuccessful which shook up the Anthropological community.
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Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree - The Washington Post
https://apple.news/Afy0ozrp0RA238NiL-y5RQg

How doe this fit into the biblical story of how we got here?
Rather than try to bait young earth creationists, why not focus on what's new about this not so new ancient hominid:
This bizzare, unusal system of caves called the "Rising Star" cave system, was first explored 2 or 3 years ago after explorers were able to see/but not reach the site. When Homo Naledi bones were retrieved by a specially created team of small, flexible female cave explorers(in recent millenia the cave system had shifted, making entry an acrobatic feat), they were first believed to be much older, by the rock-dating results at that time. Now, it's learned they are much younger, and this smaller-brained hominen was a contemporary and may have had some contact with early homo sapiens 200 to 300,000 years ago.

Also, because Homo Naledi had a gorilla-sized brain, anthropologists were perplexed by what looked like deliberate burials long ago by the small brained hominen. Finding the adjacent cave with Naledi bones makes the case much stronger that they were culturally advanced enough to have a desire to place the bones of dead relatives in a safe place underground, where scavengers couldn't get at them.

This also complicates the evolutionary family tree even further and added a lot more uncertainty to the timeline:

Homo naledi May Have Made Tools, Buried Dead, Lived Alongside Humans
https://anthropology.net/2017/05/09/...ngside-humans/
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Hobbit Man is old news who's bones were found on the Indonesian Island of Flores. Anthropologists tried their best to debunk Hobbit Man but were unsuccessful which shook up the Anthropological community.
There is no Anthropology community! Anthropologists...like every other group of scientists, divide into separate camps whenever evidence is less than clear surrounding new discoveries. So, it took awhile before it was completely clear whether the first "Flores Man" was a distinct hominid or a stunted and deficient contemporary.
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