Rising Star - A look at the taphonomy of the Dinaledi Chamber
4 April 2016
Homo naledi is a new species recently named from material recovered from the Dinaledi Chamber, inside the Rising Star cave (
Aurore Val of the University of the Witswatersrand focuses on the taphonomic evidence provided by Dirks et al. (2015) and argues that, with the current state of knowledge, it is not possible to demonstrate that complete hominin bodies were deliberately disposed in or at the entrance of the almost inaccessible Dinaledi Chamber.
Deliberate body disposal by hominins in the Dinaledi Chamber, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa?