How we view human evolution

The Great Rift Valley of East Africa — the birthplace of the human species — may have taken much longer to develop than previously believed. Top ten hominid fantasy finds: You can't predict what the next major hominid discovery will be, but you can daydream about it. Last Neanderthals near the Arctic Circle? Neanderthals are as unprepared for modernity as we are. Understanding H. floresiensis would revolutionise how we view human evolution, yet coming to terms with our miniature cousin is something we’ve yet to do. Mysterious fossils in China may be new human species. A genetic study unravels ancient links between African and European populations. Research suggests Native Americans originated from the Altay Mountains, a small mountainous region in southern Siberia. The first people to settle America may have come from Europe across the Arctic ice, rather than across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska. The only humans left on Earth: A review of Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth by Chris Stringe. Researchers uncover 8,000 years of human history hidden in the Middle East.