Homo Naledi - Dinaledi skeletal specimens. The figure includes approximately all of the material incorporated in this diagnosis, including the holotype specimen, paratypes and referred material. These make up 737 partial or complete anatomical elements, many of which consist of several refitted specimens. Specimens not identified to element, such as non-diagnostic long bone or cranial fragments, and a subset of fragile specimens are not shown here.
Homo Naledi via npr: National Geographic paleoartist John Gurche used fossils from a South African cave to reconstruct the face of Homo naledi, the newest addition to the genus Homo. Listen to the story. #Science #Evolution #Homo_Naledi
For centuries the only record humanity had of a boar's tusk helmet was a description in Homer's Iliad. Through the years scholars assumed that Homer had just made up some fantasy helmet that never existed. But then archaeologists began to find artistic representations of boar's tusk helmets and even the remains of the helmets themselves. (my note: this gives us the size of the boars!)
Immediately behind the Najran museum (Saudi Arabia) are the scattered remnants of Al-Ukhdood. Founded as early as the 7th century BC, this former farming community survived possibly until the 10th century AD. Such was its significance that is was mentioned in the Quran.