The latest discoveries in paleoanthropology have distroyed the idea of a "missing link" to non-human ancestors. Human evolution has followed a branching path of development with many early species, some of whom lived side-by-side such as Heidelbergensis and Neanderthalensis, preceeding modern Homo sapiens. Because of the number and variety of the skeletons found and their undisturbed site, Prof. Berger is confident science will be able to "know everything about this species." Prof. Berger received notariety previously for his discovery of A. sediba. a non-human ancestor. Homo naledi has a small brain case about the size of a gorilla's, but its small teeth, long legs and feet are similar to more modern humans. Its pelvis and shoulders are primative. Researchers not invovled in the important find nevertheless think naledi belongs in our Homo genus.