Three new discoveries in a month rock our African origins
John Hawks
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Written in understandable prose about research that is casting new light on our origins every year. Each new finding indicates that there will never be a time when our pre-history is cut and dried because past ‘truths’ are having to be re-interpreted constantly. The most important idea for me is that human lines of development were so varied and apparently so inter-active, giving rise to new population groups which rose or fell as time and challenges tested their viability.