I’ve been fascinated with the story of Homo Naledi and how it impacts our understanding of our past with now up to at least 18 different individuals. They share many common features with Homo Sapiens but are different enough to confuse various Christian organizations (courtesy of @Joel_Duff) :
One of the mysteries of Homo Naledi is how the bones got there. They seem to have intentionally been brought there, but by who and why are questions whose answers presently elude us (see the chamber):
The Smithsonian Species page has a summary of what we know, questions we have and publications for reference:
Whatever they are called at the end of the day, there were at least five different populations of the genus homo alive at the same time in the not so distant past (Sapiens, Erectus, Neanderthalensis, Florensis, Naledi, etc.):
So what do you think? How do such discoveries impact you or what do you think about them? How does homo naledi fit in to how you think about our past?