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  • Becoming Human

    An Unlikely Ascendancy

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  • Becoming Human

    Planet of the Apes

    During the Miocene epoch, as many as 100 species of apes roamed throughout the Old World. New fossils suggest that the ones that gave rise to living great apes and humans evolved not in Africa but Eurasia

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    Diet and Primate Evolution

    Many characteristics of modern primates, including our own species, derive from an early ancestor's practice of taking most of its food from the tropical canopy

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    Why are Some Animals so Smart?

    The unusual behavior of orangutans in a Sumatran swamp suggests a surprising answer

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  • Becoming Human

    Stranger in a New Land

    Stunning finds in the Republic of Georgia upend long-standing ideas about the first hominids to journey out of Africa

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  • Becoming Human

    The Littlest Human

    A spectacular find in Indonesia reveals that a strikingly different hominid shared the earth with our kind in the not so distant past

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  • Becoming Human

    Founder Mutations

    A special class of genetic mutations that often cause human disease is enabling scientists to trace the migration and growth of specific human populations over thousands of years

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  • Becoming Human

    How We Came To Be Human

    The acquisition of language and the capacity for symbolic art may lie at the very heart of the extraordinary cognitive abilities that set us apart from the rest of creation

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  • Becoming Human

    The Morning of the Modern Mind

    Controversial discoveries suggest that the roots of our vaunted intellect run far deeper than is commonly believed.

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  • Becoming Human

    The Emergence of Intelligence

    Language, foresight and other hallmarks of intelligence are very likely connected through an underlying facility that plans rapid, novel movements

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