Ancient burial chamber raises deep questions about early human relatives

September 10, 2015 10:47 PM

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Ancient burial chamber raises deep questions about early human relatives

Scientists have found evidence that human relatives perhaps 2 million years old used a burial chamber for the dead – a practice thought to be only 350,000 years old. It's one remarkable aspect of a remarkable find.

The discovery of a trove of bones in South Africa is raising fascinating questions about whether some of humans’ earliest relations behaved in a more complex way than previously thought.

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