Image caption The Lesedi chamber yielded the remains of two adults and a child The finds from Dinaledi were published in 2015, but remains from the Lesedi chamber had not previously been presented, until now. The latest specimens include the remains of at least three individuals - two adults and a child.
White skin developed in Europe only as recently as 8,000 years ago ~ Based on 83 human samples from Holocene Europe as analyzed under the 1000 Genomes Project, we now know that for the majority of the time that humans have lived in Europe, the people had dark skin, and the genes signifying light skin only appear within the past 8,000 years. This recent and relatively quick process of natural selection suggests that the traits which spread rapidly were advantageous within that environment.
Two new fossils just rewrote the timeline of human evolution — here's what it looks like now