The Dominant Animal

Human Evolution and the Environment

Early out-of-Africa (finger)

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New Species of Australopithecus

New Australopithecus species

NEW OUT OF AFRICA MYSTERY

Article on most important human fossil find in decades

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Chapter 3. Our Distant Past

Chapter Summary Beginning with the discovery in 1861 of the first Archaeopteryx, a 150-million-year-old “missing link” fossil showing the evolutionary transition between reptiles and birds, the history of life on Earth is traced through descriptions of fossil finds, including ancient fishes that first invaded land, “living fossil” trees, and early primates. As numerous fossils of [...]