Exciting news today in the genus Homo: a new hominin species, dubbed Homo naledi has been discovered in South Africa! A team led by Lee Berger recently retrieved the largest and most complete assemblage of hominin bones ever found in Africa. The bones were discovered in a part of the World Heritage site called “The Cradle of Mankind,” the same system where A. africanus was first discovered.
I thought I’d throw out a quick definition of evolution, since there are lots of misconceptions about it.
It’s really not hard. Evolution is simply biological change over time. That’s it.
There are two big misconceptions regarding what evolution actually is.