This grouping of remains is not only significant because of quantity, but because it is the first piece of evidence showing a group of non-human ancestors burying their dead, which is particularly interesting to paleontologists. The advanced line of hominin species getting closer to human evolution picks up features important to survival. Analyzing the bones, researchers saw that adults were around five feet tall, distinctly curved fingers capable of advanced tool manipulation, with modern legs and feet.
Overall, this discovery would revolutionize the ways scientists see tools found, because now more than one species could be responsible for the creation and manipulation of tools found across the continent. Many more exciting discoveries await the scientific world from Africa, and from past discoveries the scientific world has much to look forward to.