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Old man's bones point to ancient tree-change

Newly-published studies on the hands and feet of our ancient ancestors suggests they were a lot like us, only they spent more time in trees.

The reports come after the sensational revelation of a new link between modern humans and our primate predecessors – dubbed Homo naledi.

The discovery of a new human-like species - Homo naledi - in a burial chamber deep in a cave system in South Africa made international news in September, with researchers claiming the discovery will change ideas about our ancestors.

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