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Overview

Section 1: Becoming Modern Humans

1.1   Last Hominin Standing
        by Kate Wong

1.2   Missing Links
        by Philip L. Reno

1.3   What Makes the Human Foot Unique?
        by Krystal D'Costa

Section 2: Traits That Set Us Apart

2.1   What Makes a Human Brain Unique
        by Alison Abbott

2.2   An Evolved Uniqueness
        by Kevin Laland

2.3   The Most Invasive Species of All
        by Curtis W. Marean

2.4   The “It” Factor
        by Gary Stix

Section 3: Origins of Innovation

3.1   The New Origins of Technology
        by Kate Wong

3.2   The Other Tool Users
        by Michael Haslam

3.3   Early Butchers Used Small Stone Scalpels
        by Christopher Intagliata

3.4   Ice Age Lamps
        by Sophie A. deBeaune and Randall White

Section 4: Changing Diets: You Are What You Eat

4.1   The Real Paleo Diet
        by Peter S. Ungar

4.2   The First Cookout
        by Kate Wong

4.3   Our 14,400-Year-Old Relationship with Bread
        by Krystal D'Costa

4.4   Why We "Got Milk"
        by Andrew Curry

Section 5: Communication: Language, Culture and Art

5.1   Talking Through Time
        by Christine Kenneally

5.2   Origins of Creativity
        by Heather Pringle

5.3   Artists in the Family
        by Kate Wong

5.4   Stone Age Jams
        by Katherine Harmon

5.5   Fashion First? Oldest Spun Fibers Date 32,000 Years Ago
        by Katherine Harmon

Section 6: New Avenues of Exploration

6.1   Needle in a Haystack
        by Thomas Higham and Katerina Douka

6.2   Susceptibility to Mental Illness May Have Helped Humans Adapt
        by Dana G. Smith

6.3   Agriculture May Have Shaped Both Human Jaws and Language
        by Anne Pycha

6.4   Is "Junk DNA" What Makes Humans Unique?
        by Zach Zorich

6.5   Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved
        by Andrea Alfano

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