Everything Worth Knowing About ... Human Origins

The skeletons in our closet.

RELATED TAGS: HUMAN ORIGINS
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There’s a dirty little secret in paleoanthropology: What we know about human evolution is that we don’t know much of the story. Let’s be clear: That Homo sapiens evolved from earlier hominin species isn’t in question. Although the fossil record is incomplete, we have more than enough to see that, in broad terms, our big-brained, long-limbed, built-for-distance-walking species evolved from arboreal ancestors with smaller brains, larger teeth and broader chests. We can als...
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