Three new discoveries in a month rock our African origins
John Hawks

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.