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Deep within a cave in South Africa, more than 1,200 individual bones of a new human ancestor, Homo naledi, were discovered. To recover the bones, six archaeologists had to rappel down underground shafts and squeeze through rocky passageways as narrow as 18 centimeters (8 in).
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Click here to read more about the Homo naledi discovery: http://natgeo.org/naledi
Read videographer Garreth Bird's journey filming the recovery of the Homo naledi fossils: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/10/one-videographers-journey-to-find-a-lost-human-ancestor/
Learn more about National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/lee-berger/
The finds are described in two papers published in the journal eLife: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.09560

VIDEOGRAPHY: NOVA/National Geographic
SENIOR PRODUCER: Jeff Hertrick
EDITOR: Kathryn Carlson
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Garrreth Bird and John Collum
PHOTOGRAPHY: Robert Clark

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