Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

A replica of the skull of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", during its unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. The new species has been named 'Homo naledi', in honour of the "Rising Star" cave where it was found. Naledi means "star" in South Africa's Sesotho language. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
A replica of the skull of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", during its unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. The new species has been named 'Homo naledi', in honour of the "Rising Star" cave where it was found. Naledi means "star" in South Africa's Sesotho language. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa kisses a replica of the skull of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", during its unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa kisses a replica of the skull of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", during its unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphos and professor Lee Berger hold a replica of the skull of a Homo Naledi, a newly discovered human ancestor during the unveiling of the discovery, Thursday, in Maropeng. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphos and professor Lee Berger hold a replica of the skull of a Homo Naledi, a newly discovered human ancestor during the unveiling of the discovery, Thursday, in Maropeng. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images
A reconstruction of Homo naledi presented during the announcement made in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
A reconstruction of Homo naledi presented during the announcement made in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
A composite skeleton of Homo naledi surrounded by some of the hundreds of other fossil elements displayed in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
A composite skeleton of Homo naledi surrounded by some of the hundreds of other fossil elements displayed in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Part of a composite skeleton of Homo naledi surrounded by some of the hundreds of other fossil elements displayed in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
Part of a composite skeleton of Homo naledi surrounded by some of the hundreds of other fossil elements displayed in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
Professor Lee Berger kisses the skull of aHomo Naledi , a newly discovered human ancestor during the unveiling of the discovery, Thursday, in Maropeng. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Professor Lee Berger kisses the skull of aHomo Naledi , a newly discovered human ancestor during the unveiling of the discovery, Thursday, in Maropeng. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg, Thursday. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
A picture taken September 10, shows archeology students excavating a site near the visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng. A new species of human ancestor, Homo naledi, estimated at about 2.5 to 2.8 million years old was discovered at the "Cradle of Humankind", about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken September 10, shows archeology students excavating a site near the visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng. A new species of human ancestor, Homo naledi, estimated at about 2.5 to 2.8 million years old was discovered at the "Cradle of Humankind", about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images