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By Lynsey Chutel And Malcolm Ritter The Associated Press

Bone trove deep in South African cave reveals a new human ancestor, raises mysteries

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics ‚Äî some experts called it “bizarre” and “weird.”