Once upon a time, scientists knew the story of human evolution. It was linear and began in Africa. The first human ancestors, or hominins, spent millions of years on the continent, evolving big brains, flat foreheads, and other modern traits before traipsing off to colonize the rest of the world. Recent fossils, though, have complicated that narrative — and a new one has muddled it even more.
An Unexpected Fossil "Bonanza"
A New Species?
Written by Mae Rice April 23, 2019
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