For anyone interested in learning a bit more about human origins/evolution, two recent discoveries to check out:
- New info about food production/consumption by paleolithic peoples (forager societies from about 2 million BP-10,000 BP). Turns out they were making flour way before the agricultural revolution…
- Researchers in South Africa have uncovered the bones of a previously unknown hominid species, homo naledi. Fascinating stuff.
- Tool use might date back further than we thought - to the histories of other hominids: "Maybe Early Humans Weren't the First to Get a Good Grip" (from NPR)