I could not find a single reviewer who accepted the claims of the papers. They were harshly critical of claims of intentional burial of the skeletons.
Berger et al.’s claims about the species have been disputed and their idea that it lived 2-3 million years ago was exaggerated by a factor of 10.
Neanderthals were not just downing raw hunks of meat 70,000 years ago, as many of us have assumed.
Some scientists hoped that H. naledi would prove to be the fossil to bridge an evolutionary gap.
There was a lot of hype about this hominid when it was first published in 2010.