You may want to check those Ancestry.com accounts; we all may have a new relative on the Homo sapiens family tree.
Buried deep in a cave in South Africa, a pile of bones has scientists saying they have a discovered a new human ancestor, Homo naledi, National Geographic reported.
The remains have similarities between both humans and apes.
It had a small brain and what National Geographic described as "apelike shoulders for climbing." It also looks like it belongs in the human family tree, including a more-human foot, teeth and hands.
“Weird as hell,” paleoanthropologist Fred Grine of the State University of New York at Stony Brook later said. “Tiny little brains stuck on these bodies that weren’t tiny.”
Scientists also believe that Homo naledi did something else that humans do: buried their dead.
Thousands of bones were found together, appearing to have been left in the cave deliberately, The New Scientist reported.